poet Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

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"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—

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • mark zafico (11/7/2019 6:12:00 AM)

    wonderful poems

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  • ÇokoPrens (10/18/2019 7:10:00 AM)

    Sizi niçin sevmeliyim bayım

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  • Emily -In-Son (9/9/2019 10:06:00 PM)

    she definitely died a virgin with poems like this

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  • Hugh G. Rection (9/9/2019 10:03:00 PM)

    this isn't even english tf

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  • D M (8/16/2019 5:52:00 AM)

    I do not fully understand this poem but also, didn't Emily Dickinson die a virgin?

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/5/2019 11:50:00 PM)

    A profound poem raising basic questions posed to every one and every where that too in an amazing style.

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (8/5/2019 12:28:00 PM)

    " Why do I love" You, Sir?
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
    Because He's Sunrise—and I see—
    Therefore—Then—
    I love Thee—

    - - - -What a beautiful poem! The lover does not know why she loves - -

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  • Uche NwanzeUche Nwanze (8/5/2019 11:50:00 AM)

    Awesome and a masterpiece.

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/5/2019 11:12:00 AM)

    Profound poem full of questioning ourselves, a well deserved rational creating by ED, my favourite poetess during my study long time gone. Thus poem has a marvelous start. CONGRATULATIONS being chosen as the Classic Poem Of The Day. My heartiest wishes for her family who is still alive.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (8/5/2019 8:10:00 AM)

    Love cannot be stopped like Sunshine or lightning sure. Wonderful poem on Love by Poet Emily Dickinson! Thanks for sharing this poem here!

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (8/5/2019 7:55:00 AM)

    The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
    Because He's Sunrise—and I see—
    Therefore—Then—
    I love Thee— beautiful poem, philosophic and playing with the reasoning. tony

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/5/2019 5:48:00 AM)

    The Lightning—never asked an Eye
    Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
    Because He knows it cannot speak—
    /// superb and excellent expression

    an eye
    can say everything
    but speechless, in silent

    the seeker
    can find acutely

    love or not love
    .............! !

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (8/5/2019 5:30:00 AM)

    Because He knows it cannot speak—
    And reasons not contained—
    —Of Talk—
    There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—


    beautiful and great poem
    great 10+++++

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/5/2019 4:39:00 AM)

    " Why do I love" You, Sir?
    Because—
    The Wind does not require the Grass
    To answer—....outstanding beginning. This is a marvelous poem composed by Emily Dickinson.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/5/2019 4:26:00 AM)

    Emily Dickinson - A wonderful Poetess with a unique style of writing poems.
    " Why do I love" You, Sir?
    Because—
    The Wind does not require the Grass
    To answer—

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (8/5/2019 2:08:00 AM)

    Ah, what a well-argued case why she loves,
    and how beautifully presented! .
    I love because my heart has the reason that the head knows nothing of.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (8/5/2019 12:56:00 AM)

    Love is a mystery that only heart
    can explain...

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/5/2019 12:40:00 AM)

    Love and art! !

    I love thee! ! !


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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