Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

A Charm Invests A Face

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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—
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