"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?
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—
I love Thee—

Carlos Echeverria 02 May 2012

The original bad-ass, poetry-packing mama!

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Udiah Witness to YAH 02 May 2012

Emily loves because of Him She loves Him because He is The Wind, The Wisdom, The Lightning, The Voice, Life Itself The Light

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* Sunprincess * 27 September 2012

a brilliant write, Emily..thank you.. :)

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Nathan Nath 15 September 2013

wonderful. Emily is not in the world. but her thoughts are still alive....

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 August 2022

ED my most favourite poetess, WHY DO I LOVE YOU, SIR? The Wind does not require the Grass To answer. Amazing here.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 28 April 2022

Natural, automatic, spontaneous! The great poetess speaks about the truth and universal urge of unquestionable, sincere and a truthful love....The title explains that 'why' in precise way...This great poem has a perpetual value intensity till the sunrise and lightning exist in this world.

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Big Daddy 12 October 2021

Makes me

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Brooklyn Wilkerson 22 September 2022


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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 August 2021

Most deserving as The Classic Poem Of The Day! 5 Stars full for this posthumus poem and late Poetess, but she is my favourite poetess, one of my most favourites!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 August 2021

Congratulations being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day.5 Stars full on Top for her beloved family (in greater circle, since dear Emily remained unmarried) so her vision is her own vision upon Love. I like that very much, be your own!

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
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