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Rearrange a “Wife’s” affection!

Rearrange a “Wife’s” affection!

Rearrange a “Wife’s” affection!
When they dislocate my Brain!
Amputate my freckled Bosom!
Make me bearded like a man!

Blush, my spirit, in thy Fastness
Blush, my unacknowledged clay
Seven years of troth have taught thee
More than Wifehood every may!

Love that never leaped its socket
Trust entrenched in narrow pain
Constancy thro’ fire awarded
Anguish bare of anodyne!

Burden borne so far triumphant
None suspect me of the crown,
For I wear the “Thorns” till Sunset
Then my Diadem put on.

Big my Secret but it’s bandaged
It will never get away
Till the Day its Weary Keeper
Leads it through the Grave to thee.



Poem Rearrange a “Wife’s” affection! - Emily Dickinson