Emily Dickinson

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

I Came To Buy A Smile—today

Poem by Emily Dickinson

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I Came to buy a smile—today—
But just a single smile—
The smallest one upon your face
Will suit me just as well—
The one that no one else would miss
It shone so very small—
I'm pleading at the "counter"—sir—
Could you afford to sell—
I've Diamonds—on my fingers—
You know what Diamonds are?
I've Rubies—live the Evening Blood—
And Topaz—like the star!
'Twould be "a Bargain" for a Jew!
Say—may I have it—Sir?


Comments about I Came To Buy A Smile—today by Emily Dickinson

  • deez nuts (3/7/2018 2:51:00 PM)

    it twas gay and then got even gayer amd gayer(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004