You love me — you are sure —
I shall not fear mistake —
I shall not cheated wake —
Some grinning morn —
To find the Sunrise left —
And Orchards — unbereft —
And Dollie — gone!

I need not start — you’re sure —
That night will never be —
When frightened — home to Thee I run —
To find the windows dark —
And no more Dollie — mark —
Quite none?

Be sure you’re sure — you know —
I’ll bear it better now —
If you’ll just tell me so —
Than when — a little dull Balm grown —
Over this pain of mine —
You sting — again!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem You love me — you are sure


  1. Deneisha says:

    i love this poem i really didnt get it till i read it over i think she is talking bout her lover that she gave her heart to and he took it and broke it and she was trying to make sure if he loved her

  2. reham says:

    i havent got any word to express how this poem is wonerfull but more than this this may be make every gurl read it to be sure befor being as a fool and give any one her heart then he broke it and say srry i enjoy my time wiz u “u ar a wonderfull sister” wat a hard man

  3. April says:

    This poem is simply about how she wants to be sure that he loves her before she fully gives him her heart. She is afraid of him hurting her, and she is afraid that he doesnt really love her.

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