She Walketh Veiled and Sleeping…

She walketh veiled and sleeping
For she knoweth not her power;
She obeyeth but the pleading
Of her heart, and the high leading
Of her soul, unto this hour.
Slow advancing, halting, creeping,
Comes the Woman to the hour!-
She walketh veiled and sleeping,
For she knoweth not her power.

-Charlette Perkins Gilman

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~ by shantam on September 26, 2007.

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