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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.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on November 3, 2018, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem


“She Walketh Veiled and Sleeping” was published in Suffrage Songs and Verses (The Charlton Company, 1911).

Author


Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born on July 3, 1860, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Date Published: 1911-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/she-walketh-veiled-and-sleeping