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Emily Dickinson - I know lives, I could miss

I know lives, I could miss
Without a Misery --
Others -- whose instant's wanting --
Would be Eternity --

The last -- a scanty Number --
'Twould scarcely fill a Two --
The first -- a Gnat's Horizon
Could easily outgrow --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 372. I know lives, I could miss
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 2 of 2, added on June 2nd, 2011 at 12:04 PM.

The people I really like are so few, but those few I adore.

frumpo from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on December 7th, 2004 at 3:34 PM.

this poem is short, but has great meaning. it is about how many people she would not miss if they were to depart. she would only miss two people...interesting.

Lex from United States

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