Emily Dickinson

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

You left me—Sire—two Legacies


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You left me—Sire—two Legacies—
A Legacy of Love
A Heavenly Father would suffice
Had He the offer of—

You left me Boundaries of Pain—
Capacious as the Sea—
Between Eternity and Time—
Your Consciousness—and Me—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • Claire Alexander (3/22/2007 2:52:00 PM)

    this poem aptly describes both the pain and love that lives within a broken heart. harmoniously lovely. (Report) Reply

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