Emily Dickinson

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

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

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"Why do I love" You, Sir?
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  • (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?
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    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~
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  • (9/15/2013 7:06:00 PM)


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

  • (7/2/2013 7:12:00 AM)


    Awesome job Emily Dickinson very inspiring to us kids and adults (Report) Reply

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  • (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

  • Macanthony Chijioke Nwatu (5/2/2013 6:55:00 AM)


    I wonder what content is man without love (Report) Reply

  • (4/4/2013 3:32:00 PM)


    Can we receive/give love without explanation? (Report) Reply

  • (9/27/2012 12:18:00 PM)


    a brilliant write, Emily..thank you.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (7/11/2012 4:11:00 AM)


    The Lightning—never asked an Eye
    Wherefore it shut
    a lovely and beautiful poem
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  • (5/2/2012 10:33:00 AM)


    The original bad-ass, poetry-packing mama! (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2012 4:42:00 AM)


    Emily loves because of Him
    She loves Him because He is
    The Wind, The Wisdom, The Lightning,
    The Voice, Life Itself
    The Light
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  • (5/2/2011 11:08:00 AM)


    Au contraire, her poetry was wonderful, and Lawrence Beck and anybody who declares Emily Dickinson flawed, obviously do not have an inkling of her wisdom. Obviously Dickinson had some sort of trauma in her life. Many say it was a love affair that left her bitter and a recluse, however she still had time for the neighborhood children. Mr. Nazir hit the nail on the head, she was superior to her critics. (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2011 6:01:00 AM)


    You love me because I love you. You love me because I am I am. No, no, not at all. Don't try to answer this question otherwise you will invite the greatest folly of life to your pocket. Why do I love you? Love me for nothing- yes, that's the way. I really liked the poem for its open question. Great work. (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2010 6:37:00 PM)


    WOW! I mean I've loved Emily Dickinson for a very long time. Heck, if there was and Emily Dickinson religion I'd worship her FOREVER! lol. It captures the heart and leaves you hanging on its gallows dying to climb back up! xD (Report) Reply

  • (5/9/2010 6:34:00 PM)


    WOW! I mean I've loved Emily Dickinson for a very long time. Heck, if there was and Emily Dickinson religion I'd worship her FOREVER! lol. It captures the heart and leaves you hanging on its gallows dying to climb back up! xD (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2009 7:38:00 PM)


    'A poem should be equal to:
    Not true
    For all the history of grief
    An empty doorway and a maple leaf
    For love
    The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea -
    A poem should not mean
    But be'
    - Archibald MacLeish
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  • (5/2/2009 10:08:00 AM)


    Yes, indeed - the 'why' of love
    and - can't forget
    spiritual heights

    Of course they have
    no clue -
    the swerves
    and hesitations
    of embarrassed
    silence

    and the hesitant title
    -'Why do I love' You, Sir? -
    juxtaposing query
    and Formal Address
    emphasizes the very nature
    of unspoken affection

    the power and glory
    of love
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  • (5/2/2009 9:05:00 AM)


    The 'why' of love cannot be explained. It just is. (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2009 6:55:00 AM)


    Captures well the spiritual heights of love. Silence, yet the energy forces of a love's spell upon the person. Though taken from a woman's point of view, it captures the submissiveness of a woman's love, toward a man. (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2009 12:54:00 AM)


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