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.
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).
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