Advice To A Girl

No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
Lay that on your heart,
My young angry dear;
This truth, this hard and precious stone,
Lay it on your hot cheek,
Let it hide your tear.
Hold it like a crystal
When you are alone
And gaze in the depths of the icy stone.
Long, look long and you will be blessed:
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed.

by Sara Teasdale

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Is it as follows? Thy dishonor shared! (instead of) They dishonor shared!
Sharing honour and dishonour before the ' Sovereign' is what Emily tried to emphasise in this succinct yet profound poem........I feel all her poems carry eternity and a little bit penetration needed to understand better her poems..................Missed you Emily so much....
Please tell me why the word Daisy started on capital letters. Did it denote any character in Bible or outside?
I can feel the melody of this write.
Lovely sharp thanks..........
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