Empty my Heart, of Thee —
Its single Artery —
Begin, and leave Thee out —
Simply Extinction’s Date —

Much Billow hath the Sea —
One Baltic — They —
Subtract Thyself, in play,
And not enough of me
Is left — to put away —
“Myself” meanth Thee —

Erase the Root — no Tree —
Thee — then — no me —
The Heavens stripped —
Eternity’s vast pocket, picked —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Empty my Heart, of Thee —

1 Comment

  1. Tessa says:

    this is a great poem

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem by Emily Dickinson better? If accepted, your analysis will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.