Emily Dickinson, 1437

 
Skamte is de rôze Sjaal
Dêr’t wy de Siel yn wuolje
Feilich foar in skealik Each -
Dy essinsjele Wale
Draacht de warleaze Natuer
As twongen mise-en-scène
Botst mei har yntegriteit -
Sublym fan tint is Sjêne -

 

Shame is the shawl of Pink
In which we wrap the Soul
To keep it from infesting Eyes -
The elemental Veil
Which helpless Nature drops
When pushed opon a scene
Repugnant to her probity -
Shame is the tint divine -

 

F1437 (J1412). Ofbyldings: Amherst College Library, Emily Dickinson Collection, 342.

This entry was posted in Emily Dickinson and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.