I know lives, I could miss
Without a Misery —
Others — whose instant’s wanting —
Would be Eternity —

The last — a scanty Number —
‘Twould scarcely fill a Two —
The first — a Gnat’s Horizon
Could easily outgrow —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem I know lives, I could miss


  1. frumpo says:

    The people I really like are so few, but those few I adore.

  2. Lex says:

    this poem is short, but has great meaning. it is about how many people she would not miss if they were to depart. she would only miss two people…interesting.

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