Brother of Ingots — Ah Peru —
Empty the Hearts that purchased you —

Sister of Ophir —
Ah, Peru —
Subtle the Sum
That purchase you —

Brother of Ophir
Bright Adieu,
Honor, the shortest route
To you.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Brother of Ingots — Ah Peru —

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Skogsrud says:

    In the Bible, Ophir is a land from which comes gold and other precious things. King Solomon’s treasures came at least in part from Ophir. See 1 Kings 9:28 and 1 Kings 10:11.

    The mining of precious metals has long been associated with Peru, as has the exploitation of the land and people by outside mining interests.

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