Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

He Touched Me, So I Live To Know - Poem by Emily Dickinson


He touched me, so I live to know
That such a day, permitted so,
I groped upon his breast—
It was a boundless place to me
And silenced, as the awful sea
Puts minor streams to rest.

And now, I'm different from before,
As if I breathed superior air—
Or brushed a Royal Gown—
My feet, too, that had wandered so—
My Gypsy face—transfigured now—
To tenderer Renown—

Into this Port, if I might come,
Rebecca, to Jerusalem,
Would not so ravished turn—
Nor Persian, baffled at her shrine
Lift such a Crucifixial sign
To her imperial Sun.

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  • Gold Star - 36,605 Points * Sunprincess * (11/19/2015 5:50:00 AM)

    .......love this....a beautiful poem of transformation ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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