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I cannot dance upon my Toes

I cannot dance upon my Toes

I cannot dance upon my Toes
No Man instructed me
But oftentimes, among my mind,
A Glee possesseth me,

That had I Ballet knowledge
Would put itself abroad
In Pirouette to blanch a Troupe
Or lay a Prima, mad,

And though I had no Gown of Gauze
No Ringlet, to my Hair,
Nor hopped to Audiences like Birds,
One Claw upon the Air,

Nor tossed my shape in Eider Balls,
Nor rolled on wheels of snow
Till I was out of sight, in sound,
The House encore me so

Nor any know I know the Art
I mention easy Here
Nor any Placard boast me
It’s full as Opera



Poem I cannot dance upon my Toes - Emily Dickinson