Classic and Contemporary Poetry
THE SECRET, by JESSIE BELL RITTENHOUSE Poet's Biography
First Line: I go in vesture spun by hands
Last Line: Nor my star-powdered hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Scollard, Clinton, Mrs.
I GO in vesture spun by hands
Upon no loom of earth,
I dwell within a shining house
That has no walls nor hearth;
I live on food more exquisite
Than honey of the bee,
More delicate than manna
It falls to nourish me;
But none may see my shining house,
Nor taste my food so rare,
And none may see my moon-spun robe
Nor my star-powdered hair.
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