I could suffice for Him, I knew —
He — could suffice for Me —
Yet Hesitating Fractions — Both
Surveyed Infinity —

“Would I be Whole” He sudden broached —
My syllable rebelled —
‘Twas face to face with Nature — forced —
‘Twas face to face with God —

Withdrew the Sun — to Other Wests —
Withdrew the furthest Star
Before Decision — stooped to speech —
And then — be audibler

The Answer of the Sea unto
The Motion of the Moon —
Herself adjust Her Tides — unto —
Could I — do else — with Mine?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem I could suffice for Him, I knew —

1 Comment

  1. Steven Laing says:

    A beautiful poem by an undeniable master . I have enjoyed her work for many years . Thank you .

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