I hide myself within my flower,
That fading from your Vase,
You, unsuspecting, feel for me —
Almost a loneliness.

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  1. Michal says:

    yeah, the following is the first verse, that comes before the one published.

    I HIDE myself within my flower,
    That wearing on your breast,
    You, unsuspecting, wear me too—
    And angels know the rest.

  2. haley says:

    I thought there was more to this poem, such as a line which read ” I hide myself within my flower, that wearing on your breast”. Anyhow, when I read this poem I think of a person who is falling from grace. I picture Emily feeling that her solitary personality, possably shyness, is the flower she is wrapped in. Maybe the flower that she hides in was effecting her relationship with someone she cared about. I say this because she mentions, “fading from your vase”. A vase offers protection and water…life, to a flower, which she obviously relates too. So essentally, she feels she is no longer as cherished or loved by this person, “vase”.
    In the last two lines, I’m not sure whether she is asking for sympothy from someone else, or from the person she feels she as let down.

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