Emily Dickinson

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

You See I Cannot See—your Lifetime - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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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!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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