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Emily Dickinson - "Why do I love" You, Sir?

"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 --

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"Why do I love" You, Sir? - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 480. "Why do I love" You, Sir?
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Dec 26 2011

Comment 3 of 3, added on September 9th, 2012 at 8:57 AM.
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Comment 1 of 3, added on July 26th, 2005 at 4:46 AM.

love happens when it's time, without any reason, just like when I fell in love with Emily's poems.

nobody from China

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