Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Her Smile Was Shaped Like Other Smiles

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Her smile was shaped like other smiles—
The Dimples ran along—
And still it hurt you, as some Bird
Did hoist herself, to sing,
Then recollect a Ball, she got—
And hold upon the Twig,
Convulsive, while the Music broke—
Like Beads—among the Bog—
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