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Emily Dickinson - 'Twas Love -- not me

'Twas Love -- not me --
Oh punish -- pray --
The Real one died for Thee --
Just Him -- not me --

Such Guilt -- to love Thee -- most!
Doom it beyond the Rest --
Forgive it -- last --
'Twas base as Jesus -- most!

Let Justice not mistake --
We Two -- looked so alike --
Which was the Guilty Sake --
'Twas Love's -- Now Strike!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 394. 'Twas Love -- not me
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Apr 23 2003

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 13th, 2011 at 7:53 PM.

Love (as an alter ego in me) loved you with an idolatrous love that would have died for you. Punish Love, if you think that is right.

frumpo from United States

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