Her Breast is Fit For Pearls

I woke up this morning and felt the need to re post this photograph –


Damsel's Planet by Zanele Muholi - 2005


Her breast is fit for pearls,
But I was not a “Diver”–
Her brow is fit for thrones
But I have not a crest.
Her heart is fit for home–
I–a Sparrow–build there
Sweet of twigs and twine
My perennial nest.

Emily Dickinson