Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

A Happy Lip—Breaks Sudden

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A happy lip—breaks sudden—
It doesn't state you how
It contemplated—smiling—
Just consummated—now—
But this one, wears its merriment
So patient—like a pain—
Fresh gilded—to elude the eyes
Unqualified, to scan—
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