Emily Dickinson

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

Poor little Heart!


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Poor little Heart!
Did they forget thee?
Then dinna care! Then dinna care!

Proud little Heart!
Did they forsake thee?
Be debonnaire! Be debonnaire!

Frail little Heart!
I would not break thee—
Could'st credit me? Could'st credit me?

Gay little Heart—
Like Morning Glory!
Wind and Sun—wilt thee array!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Joseph Poewhit (11/29/2008 5:27:00 PM)

    Very dignified lady of her time. Writing with a constant of intelligence and insightful understanding. Each word is almost brick like in her poetry, showing a keen, intense, dynamic, force in her writings. (Report) Reply

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