Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

To Hang Our Head&Mdash;Ostensibly - Poem by Emily Dickinson


To hang our head—ostensibly—
And subsequent, to find
That such was not the posture
Of our immortal mind—

Affords the sly presumption
That in so dense a fuzz—
You—too—take Cobweb attitudes
Upon a plane of Gauze!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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