Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.
Part Three: Love

XXVIII

A CHARM invests a face
Imperfectly beheld,—
The lady dare not lift her veil
For fear it be dispelled.
But peers beyond her mesh,         5
And wishes, and denies,—
Lest interview annul a want
That image satisfies.
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