Emily Dickinson

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

No Matter—now—sweet - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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No matter—now—Sweet—
But when I'm Earl—
Won't you wish you'd spoken
To that dull Girl?

Trivial a Word—just—
Trivial—a Smile—
But won't you wish you'd spared one
When I'm Earl?

I shan't need it—then—
Crests—will do—
Eagles on my Buckles—
On my Belt—too—

Ermine—my familiar Gown—
Say—Sweet—then
Won't you wish you'd smiled—just—
Me upon?


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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