Emily Dickinson

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

When a Lover is a Beggar - Poem by Emily Dickinson

When a Lover is a Beggar
Abject is his Knee -
When a Lover is an Owner
Different is he -

What he begged is then the Beggar -
Oh disparity -
Bread of Heaven resents bestowal
Like an obloquy -


Comments about When a Lover is a Beggar by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (11/27/2016 7:24:00 AM)


    Bread of Heaven resents bestowal
    Like an obloquy -.....these lines touch the heart....because it speaks the truth...superb beyond rating-
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  • (1/22/2016 9:32:00 PM)


    ..............a poem with an interesting theme....and nicely penned ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016



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