Emily Dickinson

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

To Love Thee Year By Year - Poem by Emily Dickinson


To love thee Year by Year—
May less appear
Than sacrifice, and cease—
However, dear,
Forever might be short, I thought to show—
And so I pieced it, with a flower, now.

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  • (8/26/2006 10:17:00 PM)

    She seems afraid of loving. Did she give up or did she contiue to love. She is complicated to understand. - To love the year by year - May less appear.
    It kind of makes you wonder if she is questioning love and the person whom she loves.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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