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I am ashamed I hide

I am ashamed I hide
What right have I to be a Bride
So late a Dowerless Girl
Nowhere to hide my dazzled Face
No one to teach me that new Grace
Nor introduce my Soul

Me to adorn How tell
Trinket to make Me beautiful
Fabrics of Cashmere
Never a Gown of Dun more
Raiment instead of Pompadour
For Me My soul to wear

Fingers to frame my Round Hair
Oval as Feudal Ladies wore
Far Fashions Fair
Skill to hold my Brow like an Earl
Plead like a Whippoorwill
Prove like a Pearl
Then, for Character
Fashion My Spirit quaint white
Quick like a Liquor
Gay like Light
Bring Me my best Pride
No more ashamed
No more to hide
Meek let it be too proud for Pride
Baptized this Day a Bride


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Poem I am ashamed I hide - Emily Dickinson