Emily Dickinson

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

Alone, I Cannot Be - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Alone, I cannot be—
For Hosts—do visit me—
Recordless Company—
Who baffle Key—

They have no Robes, nor Names—
No Almanacs—nor Climes—
But general Homes
Like Gnomes—

Their Coming, may be known
By Couriers within—
Their going—is not—
For they've never gone—

Comments about Alone, I Cannot Be by Emily Dickinson

  • (11/23/2016 4:50:00 PM)

    (Alone, I Cannot Be by Emily Dickinson.) **Interesting. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/22/2015 7:50:00 PM)

    .........so imaginative...love this ★ (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2014 7:33:00 AM)

    Solitude is the most companionable companion. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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