Emily Dickinson

She Rose To His Requirement

poem 732

She rose to His Requirement dropt The Playthings of Her Life To take the honorable Work Of Woman, and of Wife If ought She missed in Her new Day, Of Amplitude, or Awe Or first Prospective Or the Gold In using, wear away, It lay unmentioned as the Sea Develop Pearl, and Weed, But only to Himself be known The Fathoms they abide

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