I like a look of Agony

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


I like a look of Agony,
Because I know it's true -
Men do not sham Convulsion,
Nor simulate, a Throe -

The Eyes glaze once - and that is Death -
Impossible to feign
The Beads upon the Forehead
By homely Anguish strung.

Last updated June 21, 2015