What shall I do — it whimpers so —
This little Hound within the Heart
All day and night with bark and start —
And yet, it will not go —
Would you untie it, were you me —
Would it stop whining — if to Thee —
I sent it — even now?

It should not tease you —
By your chair — or, on the mat —
Or if it dare — to climb your dizzy knee —
Or — sometimes at your side to run —
When you were willing —
Shall it come?
Tell Carlo —
He’ll tell me!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem What shall I do — it whimpers so

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    She cannot give her doggy heart to God because she is not sure He wants it, so she asks God to speak to her dog (Carlo) and give him the message.

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