Emily Dickinson

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

A Charm Invests A Face

Poem by Emily Dickinson

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A Charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld—
The Lady dare not lift her Veil
For fear it be dispelled—

But peers beyond her mesh—
And wishes—and denies—
Lest Interview—annul a want
That Image—satisfies—


Comments about A Charm Invests A Face by Emily Dickinson

  • Prativa DeyPrativa Dey (10/17/2019 12:02:00 AM)

    Nice poem, thank you. So nice thinking(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (10/16/2019 11:33:00 PM)

    A profound write, full of intense emotions and brevity. A masterpiece of Emily Dickinson.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (10/16/2019 8:01:00 AM)

    Deep write with an amazing style. Thanks very much.(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (10/16/2019 7:04:00 AM)

    A typical ED Poem, oft a brevity. All with Dashes inbetween, but I must admit This Is a Classic Poem Of The Day.
    CONGRATULATIONS for the family of the late great classic poetess. True great, and Classic through and through.
    That´s EMILY DICKINSON in full person. May she rest in peace.(Report)Reply

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  • Kingsley EgbukoleKingsley Egbukole (10/16/2019 6:00:00 AM)

    Beautiful and interesting. Kingsley Egbukole(Report)Reply

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  • Dominic Windram (10/16/2019 3:21:00 AM)

    A poignant, concise meditation on the subject of image/ appearance.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/16/2019 1:59:00 AM)

    A Charm invests a face Imperfectly beheld—
    The Lady dare not lift her Veil For fear it be dispelled—/// greatly express(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/16/2019 1:41:00 AM)

    That image! ! !
    A Lady dare not to lift her Veil.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (10/16/2019 1:32:00 AM)

    A charm invests a face...
    how brevity works for poetry
    when the words left unsaid can be so eloquent,
    A brilliant exposition of this(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Lakshmi S BoseDr Lakshmi S Bose (10/16/2019 12:24:00 AM)

    awesome lines, hidden words are meaningful(Report)Reply

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  • Stephen LoomesStephen Loomes (6/18/2019 6:50:00 AM)

    A quip about transference from the viewer to the seen; nice one Em(Report)Reply

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  • Student (3/11/2019 8:09:00 PM)

    To much hidden symbols I need the back story to understand this mystery of a poem.(Report)Reply

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  • poophead (10/1/2018 7:45:00 PM)

    your poems suck ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg(Report)Reply

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/26/2017 9:35:00 AM)

    A Charm invests a face
    Imperfectly beheld—
    The Lady dare not lift her Veil
    For fear it be dispelled—
    One needs a secured and comforting relation to open up, to lift all those veils.
    Thanks poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (10/25/2016 9:08:00 AM)

    So she will not lift her veil for any one else other than her own man of the precious moment....Emily's another good poem- 10(Report)Reply

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (12/25/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    Amazing write I liked it.........(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 9:47:00 PM)

    ..........a beautiful write....enjoyed..(Report)Reply

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/25/2014 5:36:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (3/29/2014 8:46:00 PM)

    ........this poem gives me the imagery of the bridal veil....and the bride not lifting it until time for the kiss..(Report)Reply

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  • Phillip Robinson (3/17/2014 4:31:00 PM)

    Typo on date. Should be dare.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 2, 2014