Emily Dickinson

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

I'M Nobody! Who Are You? - Poem by Emily Dickinson

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish -- you know!

How dreary to be somebody!
How public like a frog
To tell one's name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!


Comments about I'M Nobody! Who Are You? by Emily Dickinson

  • (5/20/2018 1:06:00 PM)


    how would one really know.. why would i be that careless // (Report) Reply

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  • (5/20/2018 1:02:00 PM)


    it was in relation to my life not another.. // lunchables like really // (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2018 8:45:00 PM)


    I remember this poem from my childhood, many years ago. Sometimes, it seemed like just a silly little poem. Other times, it was a serious statement of how I felt at a particular time. All these years later, it's become a very pleasant memory. (Report) Reply

  • (3/1/2018 8:40:00 AM)


    I regret making this poem (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2018 1:44:00 PM)


    cant change it because of me being stupid /macintosh / (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2017 9:08:00 AM)


    My life story written in a great poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2017 8:57:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/19/2016 3:49:00 AM)


    It is nice to be famous or well known person....but for that reason we can not lose our privacy or freedom... usual Emily's beautiful style- 10 (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2016 6:20:00 PM)


    ......one fabulous poem with two great stanzas, everyone is a somebody, even if they aren't famous ★ (Report) Reply

  • Austin Warwick (11/20/2015 2:40:00 PM)


    This will forever be my favorite poem. (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2015 9:35:00 AM)


    We have come to a point where we dont realize the meaning of ourselves. Makes sense? All we do is just wonder of like lost souls but dont take the time to find meaning of life... (Report) Reply

  • (9/18/2015 5:12:00 PM)


    It is just beautiful... (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (4/13/2015 9:03:00 AM)


    Very entertaining indeed. Nobody's worth is not condemned to nothingness. And the identity of those who are known and popular is neither something upheld by the author. Pleased to read this. (Report) Reply

    Pussy Head69 A (9/7/2016 4:23:00 PM)

    whore

    Pussy Head69 A (9/7/2016 4:19:00 PM)

    Very gay comment indeed. Your forehead is condemned to nothingness.

  • (4/13/2015 6:52:00 AM)


    I agree. Though I would suggest she is speaking of busy-bodies, more so than just the local affluents. And this is certainly another example of Emily's timeless portrayal of this life, for I see these people everywhere today...... They simply have a need to be the center of attention... 'tis so much nicer to be a nobody... (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2015 6:19:00 AM)


    however famous and successful u become, u should realize that ur nobody
    that humility should be dre
    and being famous cost you your privacy
    (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (4/13/2015 5:17:00 AM)


    This may be how she actually felt about herself at times. She was such a recluse and wouldn't go out in public. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (4/13/2015 5:13:00 AM)


    It's not easy to be famous and it's not always a very exciting thing...that's what this poem tries to say (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (4/13/2015 5:12:00 AM)


    Fame is not always a very pleasant thing...that's what this poem means to say... (Report) Reply

  • (4/13/2015 5:08:00 AM)


    With being somebody comes responsibility, so I know well what she is triyng to say here.

    Great poem this is; short but it says so much like most of her poems.

    Luis Estable
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  • (4/11/2015 6:29:00 AM)


    she is a great poet (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, May 2, 2011


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