Emily Dickinson

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

Love&Mdash;Thou Art High - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Love—thou art high—
I cannot climb thee—
But, were it Two—
Who know but we—
Taking turns—at the Chimborazo—
Ducal—at last—stand up by thee—

Love—thou are deep—
I cannot cross thee—
But, were there Two
Instead of One—
Rower, and Yacht—some sovereign Summer—
Who knows—but we'd reach the Sun?

Love—thou are Veiled—
A few—behold thee—
Smile—and alter—and prattle—and die—
Bliss—were an Oddity—without thee—
Nicknamed by God—
Eternity—


Comments about Love&Mdash;Thou Art High by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (12/7/2016 12:22:00 AM)


    Is there a better poem on love and eternity than this! ! ....Emily is the great poet for ever...no doubt (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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