To see her is a Picture —
To hear her is a Tune —
To know her an Intemperance
As innocent as June —
To know her not — Affliction —
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the Sun
Were shining in your Hand.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem To see her is a Picture —


  1. Mirror says:

    Most of her poems are gloomy, by the way, I have not read so many yet. But this is a happy one, maybe she is talking about her sister-in-law, but, maybe, one of her friend as well. Or even an object. That “her” gives her a kind of warm felling. It makes me feel happy, too.

  2. Dezeraie says:

    i really don’t understand her seeing in this poem i don’t really feel what she getinng at

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