You left me — Sire — two Legacies —

You left me — Sire — two Legacies —
A Legacy of Love
A Heavenly Father would suffice
Had He the offer of —

You left me Boundaries of Pain —
Capacious as the Sea —
Between Eternity and Time —
Your Consciousness — and Me —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem You left me — Sire — two Legacies —


  1. RIDDHIM says:

    I believe that she is talking about god who left her with two legacies the legacy of love and pain

  2. Blue oRCHID says:

    this beautiful…she caould be talking about mortal lover but I think she was taking aout God and Jesus and so on… Jesus Christ and His life for us.

  3. Kim says:

    this is my all-time favorite poem. Nothing compares when discussing the pain of love. So true and so able to be related to. Dickinson was amazing x3

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