Emily Dickinson

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

Without This—there Is Nought - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Without this—there is nought—
All other Riches be
As is the Twitter of a Bird—
Heard opposite the Sea—

I could not care—to gain
A lesser than the Whole—
For did not this include themself—
As Seams—include the Ball?

I wished a way might be
My Heart to subdivide—
'Twould magnify—the Gratitude—
And not reduce—the Gold—


Comments about Without This—there Is Nought by Emily Dickinson

  • Susan Williams (2/16/2017 2:23:00 PM)


    Such an honest soul to see and worry over this (Report) Reply

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  • (1/22/2016 11:13:00 PM)


    ........very nice ★
    Without this—there is nought—
    All other Riches be
    As is the Twitter of a Bird—
    Heard opposite the Sea—
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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