Emily Dickinson

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

"Why Do I Love" You, Sir? - Poem by Emily Dickinson


"Why do I love" You, Sir?
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  • Bronze Star - 2,222 Points Thomas Case (11/28/2015 6:00:00 PM)

    Love is incomprehensible.....who knows why we love someone, good poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 613 Points Frankie Wills (9/28/2015 3:41:00 PM)

    Love the comparison of him to the sun - like the mikado (the sun whose rays) beautiful description of feeling - captures the complexity of love brilliantly. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 454 Points Ann Mac (7/8/2015 4:58:00 AM)

    I love this poem. Yes, you just cant explain why you love someone. You just naturally feel it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Basanta Pancham Boniya (5/9/2015 3:02:00 AM)

    osome poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Fayeda Vanimel (4/28/2015 12:38:00 AM)

    Even though reasons are not needed for loving, we find thousand..to make it immortal..stable.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,614 Points John Richter (2/6/2015 11:27:00 AM)

    Katie Pasternak I think you hit the nail right on the head. Love comes naturally - and without spoken reason. Emily is one of the most elegant souls that I know of. I would dearly have loved to sit beside her in a meadow as she contemplated things - or any of her poems. Though a century apart I still have a most deep unspoken love for her. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 519 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

  • Freshman - 893 Points Cristobal Benjumea (11/19/2014 6:51:00 AM)

    Lovr I fell of a cloud 2 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 78 Points Granette ~@~ (9/13/2014 4:49:00 PM)

    I love this write..... (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

  • Freshman - 826 Points Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (8/6/2014 5:42:00 PM)

    Nice love poem that says sometimes feelings are difficult to analyze. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 187 Points Angelina Holmes (5/3/2014 9:18:00 AM)

    Very nice. I like it :) (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,244 Points Primrose Tee (5/2/2014 5:08:00 PM)

    its okay..gud one, , , , , , , , , , (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Simbarashe Gerald Masilaha (5/2/2014 10:22:00 AM)

    Lovely piece. Emily does it the way I like (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Keith Eubulus (5/2/2014 4:59:00 AM)

    Nice piece Emily. I enjoyed reaading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 184 Points Brian Jani (4/25/2014 5:32:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,689 Points Herbert Guitang (4/24/2014 11:01:00 PM)

    Such an inspiration kind of poem (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,008 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?

    Why do I love You, Sir?
    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—
    I love Thee—

    Emily Dickinson~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nathan Nath (9/15/2013 7:06:00 PM)

    wonderful. Emily is not in the world. but her thoughts are still alive.... (Report) Reply

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