That Love is all there is,
Is all we know of Love;
It is enough, the freight should be
Proportioned to the groove.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem That Love is all there is,


  1. Anita says:

    This is wonderful; as there is only love – it means there is no hate.

  2. Susan says:

    Seems as though the “Freight” may be referring to the love (“all there is”) that one carries or is aware of being. Which is proportionate to the “groove” or impression that one makes on the planet.

  3. Julia says:

    Love does not require a deep groove because it is heavy. Love requires a deep grove because of its vastness. That being said, we do not have to be everything to everyone. Heart work is deep, and therefore growth nourishing. This is my belief based on life experiences. If love feels heavy, may your burden be put into perspective, or lifted.

  4. Joe DiMattio says:

    To be alive is to experience all; and love is, for some, the most absorbing and significant of the many ways we process sensual input. We can feel how important love is by feeling how deep the pain of love lost, the groove left behind. The groove is deep because love is heavy.

  5. Elaine says:

    It is enough: only a genius could say so much by saying so little

  6. faith says:

    well it’s nice meeting you I like the way you write your poems. I want to be like you!!!!!!

  7. Jamesha Perkins says:

    I really like this poem and you are a really good poet .I write petry myself too.

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