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Emily Dickinson - Rearrange a "Wife's" affection!

Rearrange a "Wife's" affection!
When they dislocate my Brain!
Amputate my freckled Bosom!
Make me bearded like a man!

Blush, my spirit, in thy Fastness --
Blush, my unacknowledged clay --
Seven years of troth have taught thee
More than Wifehood every may!

Love that never leaped its socket --
Trust entrenched in narrow pain --
Constancy thro' fire -- awarded --
Anguish -- bare of anodyne!

Burden -- borne so far triumphant --
None suspect me of the crown,
For I wear the "Thorns" till Sunset --
Then -- my Diadem put on.

Big my Secret but it's bandaged --
It will never get away
Till the Day its Weary Keeper
Leads it through the Grave to thee.

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Rearrange a "Wife's" affection! - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1737. Rearrange a "Wife's" affection!
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Apr 8 2017

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