Emily Dickinson

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

You see I cannot see—your lifetime


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You see I cannot see—your lifetime—
I must guess—
How many times it ache for me—today—Confess—
How many times for my far sake
The brave eyes film—
But I guess guessing hurts—
Mine—got so dim!

Too vague—the face—
My own—so patient—covers—
Too far—the strength—
My timidness enfolds—
Haunting the Heart—
Like her translated faces—
Teasing the want—
It—only—can suffice!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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