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Emily Dickinson - To lose thee -- sweeter than to gain

To lose thee -- sweeter than to gain
All other hearts I knew.
'Tis true the drought is destitute,
But then, I had the dew!

The Caspian has its realms of sand,
Its other realm of sea.
Without the sterile perquisite,
No Caspian could be.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1754. To lose thee -- sweeter than to gain
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Feb 26 2012

Comment 2 of 2, added on October 27th, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

Emily Dickinson is actually comparing the sand in the Caspian (the other part besides water that comprises the sea) to the loss of love...what she is saying is that without knowing sadness we would not be able to feel joy....

john from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 27th, 2006 at 1:41 AM.

Does anyone understand the second stanza about the Caspian? I don't.

Beej from United States

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