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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Had I known that the first was the last

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