Emily Dickinson

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

"Why do I love" You, Sir?


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"Why do I love" You, Sir?
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  • Freshman - 1,946 Points Pijush Biswas (1/12/2015 4:41:00 AM)

    It is needless to say Emily is one of great poets....her great poems make me curious and fancyful as long as I read her poems.....her perfection awakes itself in me....really touched by her poems...... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Just As i Am As is i Was (1/8/2015 11:47:00 AM)

    If is that i shouldnt have to tell you when u can sense it...you feel it, your embraced by it it is something uncontained Real love doesnt have to be assured (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 30 Points Tarlochan Lochi (12/5/2014 3:24:00 AM)

    if you can tell why you love a person that can not b true love i.love emily but why i can never tell and what can b explained can not b poetry (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Katie Pasternak (9/5/2014 5:59:00 PM)

    This is a sensory poem. Love isn't to be described or even spoken about, really. It is to be felt and seen. Such as the wind or lightening. This poem is inspired and I love it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (1/6/2014 10:30:00 PM)

    ....a poetess who is in the top of the class...
    .....how could she not with poems like this...beautiful..

    ~Why do I love You, Sir?
    480

    Why do I love You, Sir?
    Because—
    The Wind does not require the Grass
    To answer—Wherefore when He pass
    She cannot keep Her place.

    Because He knows—and
    Do not You—
    And We know not—
    Enough for Us
    The Wisdom it be so—

    The Lightning—never asked an Eye
    Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
    Because He knows it cannot speak—
    And reasons not contained—
    —Of Talk—
    There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—

    The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
    Because He's Sunrise—and I see—
    Therefore—Then—
    I love Thee—


    Emily Dickinson~ (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,313 Points Savita Tyagi (5/2/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    I always have loved Emily Dickinson. She was one of the first poet that inspired me to read more of poetry. (Report) Reply

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