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I cannot see by Emily Dickinson (10th December, 1830 – 15th May, 1886)

You see I cannot see—your lifetime—
I must guess—
How many times it ache for me—today—Confess—
How many times for my far sake
The brave eyes film—
But I guess guessing hurts—
Mine—get so dim!

Too vague—the face—
My own—so patient—covers—
Too far—the strength—
My timidness enfolds—
Haunting the Heart—
Like her translated faces—
Teasing the want—
It—only—can suffice!

Painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmueller (1853)

Waldmüller_-_Mädchen_in_Betrachtung_eines_Marienbildes_versunken_-_1853

 

 

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