Now I knew I lost her —
Not that she was gone —
But Remoteness travelled
On her Face and Tongue.

Alien, though adjoining
As a Foreign Race —
Traversed she though pausing
Latitudeless Place.

Elements Unaltered —
Universe the same
But Love’s transmigration —
Somehow this had come —

Henceforth to remember
Nature took the Day
I had paid so much for —
His is Penury
Not who toils for Freedom
Or for Family
But the Restitution
Of Idolatry.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Now I knew I lost her —


  1. Angeline says:

    I just dont understand what she says in: Now I knew I lost her. More specifically, now I knew. its strange..
    I would appreciate if someone could explain it to me..

  2. waseem gul lone says:

    i have also lost my beloved so i feel that this poem was made for me.thanks for such a beutiful poem

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