Emily Dickinson

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

I Haven'T Told My Garden Yet - Poem by Emily Dickinson


I haven't told my garden yet—
Lest that should conquer me.
I haven't quite the strength now
To break it to the Bee—

I will not name it in the street
For shops would stare at me—
That one so shy—so ignorant
Should have the face to die.

The hillsides must not know it—
Where I have rambled so—
Nor tell the loving forests
The day that I shall go—

Nor lisp it at the table—
Nor heedless by the way
Hint that within the Riddle
One will walk today—

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  • Gold Star - 36,605 Points * Sunprincess * (9/25/2015 10:57:00 PM)

    ........nicely penned and so imaginative ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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