Poemsby Emily Dickinson

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The Lovers

 The rose did caper on her cheek, Her bodice rose and fell, Her pretty speech, like drunken men, Did stagger pitiful. 
 Her fingers fumbled at her work, - Her needle would not go; What ailed so smart a little maid It puzzled me to know, 
 Till opposite I spied a cheek That bore another rose; Just opposite, another speech That like the drunkard goes; 
 A vest that, like the bodice, danced To the immortal tune, - Till those two troubled little clocks Ticked softly into one.