Why Do I Love You, Sir? Poem by Emily Dickinson

Why Do I Love You, Sir?

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"Why do I love" You, Sir?
Because—
The Wind does not require the Grass
To answer—Wherefore when He pass
She cannot keep Her place.

Because He knows—and
Do not You—
And We know not—
Enough for Us
The Wisdom it be so—

The Lightning—never asked an Eye
Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
Because He knows it cannot speak—
And reasons not contained—
—Of Talk—
There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—

The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
Because He's Sunrise—and I see—
Therefore—Then—
I love Thee—

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 22 January 2016

............a most lovely write, always has been one of my favorites ? The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me— Because He's Sunrise—and I see— Therefore—Then— I love Thee—

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Marilyn Hochfield 10 January 2012

I quoted this in the eulogy for my beloved, who died on 12/2/11.

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Amanda Hughes 17 February 2010

A perfect answer to the age old question, 'Why do you love me? ' There is no fact or thing or reason. It just is.

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