A charm invests a face

A charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld.
The lady dare not lift her veil
For fear it be dispelled.

But peers beyond her mesh,
And wishes, and denies,
'Lest interview annul a want
That image satisfies.

English
Title Word Count: 
5
Include: 
Yes
Theme: 
Desiring Love
Year Written: 
1890
Year Rounded: 
1 800