Emily Dickinson

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

"Unto Me?" I Do Not Know You - Poem by Emily Dickinson


"Unto Me?" I do not know you—
Where may be your House?

"I am Jesus—Late of Judea—
Now—of Paradise"—

Wagons—have you—to convey me?
This is far from Thence—

"Arms of Mine—sufficient Phaeton—
Trust Omnipotence"—

I am spotted—"I am Pardon"—
I am small—"The Least
Is esteemed in Heaven the Chiefest—
Occupy my House"—

Comments about "Unto Me?" I Do Not Know You by Emily Dickinson

  • Susan Williams (6/9/2018 11:37:00 PM)

    I did not take this to be directed to one specific person like Mary Magdalene but to each person who desires to know him. Beautiful (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/9/2018 11:20:00 PM)

    Nice expression. Beautiful spiritual poem. (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2018 8:20:00 PM)

    And which in particular unto thee is she referring to when Jesus catches her attention. In truth, this isn't Emily's in the conversation, but more a third person sinner, and we assume it to be female because the author is. So, my vote is the persona of Mary Magdalene. Could it be after the resurrection? On the road? And yet, Mary, the greatest of all the believers, still does not recognize Jesus, and still needs forgiveness. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/9/2018 11:42:00 AM)

    Great realizations in the spiritual level.. tony (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (6/9/2018 11:42:00 AM)

    wonderful. I LIKE IT.WHAT A ESSENCE
    (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/9/2018 2:07:00 AM)

    Well, she maybe or not. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Skarpathiotaki (6/9/2018 1:31:00 AM)

    excellent++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/9/2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Such a great write by Emily Dickinson👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/9/2018 12:49:00 AM)

    I am spotted! !

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • (1/15/2018 9:14:00 AM)

    how the english poets are they dont even know how to write a good poem (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2018 2:27:00 PM)

    i know not i simply dont know (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O Brian (12/22/2016 3:42:00 PM)

    Powerfully succinct. Much truth efficiently conveyed. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (10/22/2016 7:15:00 AM)

    Unto Me? I Do Not Know You
    Nice conversational poem -10 (Report) Reply

  • (9/16/2016 5:40:00 PM)

    hail emily! always kept her work short,soul deep and lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (10/26/2015 5:21:00 PM)

    This was enjoyable- so many spiritual poetry gets so heavy and packed full of every point of doctrine in a church that they are hurting their own objective. Dickinson knows how to get her point across with a simple light toiuch (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2014 8:57:00 AM)

    I love such poetry. Very nice. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/25/2014 5:31:00 PM)

    Awesome I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • Sara Abu Zaki (2/28/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    The sanctitude of an unshakable faith..
    I wish i felt the same
    (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2014 12:24:00 AM)

    ..........a beautiful write by a great poetess... (Report) Reply

  • Shouvik Roy (6/23/2012 5:51:00 PM)

    Adam this is a very beautiful and meaningful poem...
    Emily does not use quotation marks very often and when she uses them they mean that these are not her words, but are in fact another’s words, which in this case are Jesus’ words. Poem #964 is a conversation between Emily (plain text) and Jesus (quoted text) . Jesus says, come unto Me, and Emily playfully wants to know where He lives and how He will arrange for her to travel such a large distance (across space, time, and dimension) . Emily says she is unworthy and spotted (physically by freckles and spiritually by flaws and failures) . But Jesus, true to form tells Emily that all that is needed is divine love (Arms of Mine, sufficient Phaeton) and forgiveness (Pardon) , which traverse all space and all time in the realities of Kingdom of heaven within. Emily has a reason for every word, every punctuation mark, every capital letter, and every hyphen.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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