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"Why Do I Love" You, Sir?

Rating: 3.3

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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
Carlos Echeverria 02 May 2012

The original bad-ass, poetry-packing mama!

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

51 12 Reply
* Sunprincess * 27 September 2012

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

46 14 Reply
Nathan Nath 15 September 2013

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

43 16 Reply
Ramesh Rai 11 July 2012

The Lightning—never asked an Eye Wherefore it shut a lovely and beautiful poem

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Big Daddy 12 October 2021

Makes me

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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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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 July 2021

The great poetess Emily Dickinson, remained unmarried, this profound poem speaks more reality than most things in life self. Very impressing.

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Varsha M 11 January 2021

Creator needs no creation for its existence but creation needs creator always. This is a devotional poem. Yes poems can be interpreted in msny ways but knowing the intentions of poet enlighten the glory of poem. Thank-you for making me do this.

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