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It knew no Medicine

It knew no Medicine

It knew no Medicine
It was not Sickness then
Nor any need of Surgery
And therefore ’twas not Pain

It moved away the Cheeks
A Dimple at a time
And left the Profile plainer
And in the place of Bloom

It left the little Tint
That never had a Name
You’ve seen it on a Cast’s face
Was Paradise to blame

If momently ajar
Temerity drew near
And sickened ever afterward
For Somewhat that it saw?



Poem It knew no Medicine - Emily Dickinson