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Emily Dickinson - I could suffice for Him, I knew --

I could suffice for Him, I knew --
He -- could suffice for Me --
Yet Hesitating Fractions -- Both
Surveyed Infinity --

"Would I be Whole" He sudden broached --
My syllable rebelled --
'Twas face to face with Nature -- forced --
'Twas face to face with God --

Withdrew the Sun -- to Other Wests --
Withdrew the furthest Star
Before Decision -- stooped to speech --
And then -- be audibler

The Answer of the Sea unto
The Motion of the Moon --
Herself adjust Her Tides -- unto --
Could I -- do else -- with Mine?

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 643. I could suffice for Him, I knew --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Aug 24 2002

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 1st, 2005 at 11:19 PM.

A beautiful poem by an undeniable master . I have enjoyed her work for many years . Thank you .

Steven Laing from United States

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