This heart that broke so long —
These feet that never flagged —
This faith that watched for star in vain,
Give gently to the dead —

Hound cannot overtake the Hare
That fluttered panting, here —
Nor any schoolboy rob the nest
Tenderness builded there.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem This heart that broke so long


  1. frumpo says:

    Gentle things will triumph. Blessed are the poor in spirit.

  2. Hannah says:

    i like this poem alot and my heart has been broken tooo many times…

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