Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 29th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 115,441 comments.
Emily Dickinson - Had I known that the first was the last

Had I known that the first was the last
I should have kept it longer.
Had I known that the last was the first
I should have drunk it stronger.
Cup, it was your fault,
Lip was not the liar.
No, lip, it was yours,
Bliss was most to blame.

Share |

Added: Jan 9 2004 | Viewed: 5297 times | Comments and analysis of Had I known that the first was the last by Emily Dickinson Comments (1)

Had I known that the first was the last - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1720. Had I known that the first was the last
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 25 2003

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 17th, 2013 at 9:35 AM.

Things just stay for a while and we are moving too fast; yesterday was just a pace, today is a mile and tomorrow could be a lightyear. A mile of being lost could still be recovered but a lightyear is perenial pain.

Ericson Delloro from United Kingdom

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Had I known that the first was the last, has received one comment so far. Click here to read it, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore