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Emily Dickinson - A happy lip -- breaks sudden

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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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 353. A happy lip -- breaks sudden
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 1 2011

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 16th, 2006 at 10:05 AM.

I believe that this poem is about a fake smile. It says to patient like a pain. When someone is faking a smile it can be painful. A fake smile is not really that sincere.

Kristina from United States

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