Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Whose Cheek Is This?

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Whose cheek is this?
What rosy face
Has lost a blush today?
I found her—"pleiad"—in the woods
And bore her safe away.

Robins, in the tradition
Did cover such with leaves,
But which the cheek—
And which the pall
My scrutiny deceives.
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