We learned the Whole of Love —
The Alphabet — the Words —
A Chapter — then the mighty Book —
Then — Revelation closed —

But in Each Other’s eyes
An Ignorance beheld —
Diviner than the Childhood’s —
And each to each, a Child —

Attempted to expound
What Neither — understood —
Alas, that Wisdom is so large —
And Truth — so manifold!

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  1. Cayla says:

    As far as analyzing this poem, I would say it’s about when you find someone you love, they complete you, thus the title the WHOLE of Love.

    I’m a big fan of Emily’s. I like how much symbolism she uses, so reading a poem is like figuring out a puzzle. That’s what’s so great about classic poetry: Any one word can stand for six million other things!

  2. Cayla says:

    As far as analyzing this poem, I would say it’s about when you find someone you love, they complete you, thus the title the WHOLE of Love.

    I’m a big fan of Emily’s. I like how much symbolism she uses, so reading a poem is like figuring out a puzzle. That’s what’s so great about classic poetry: Any one word can stand for six million other things!

  3. Cayla says:

    As far as analyzing this poem, I would say it’s about when you find someone you love, they complete you, thus the title the WHOLE of Love.

    I’m a big fan of Emily’s. I like how much symbolism she uses, so reading a poem is like figuring out a puzzle. That’s what’s so great about classic poetry: Any one word can stand for six million othre things!

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