"Why Do I Love" You, Sir?

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"Why do I love" You, Sir?
Because—
The Wind does not require the Grass
To answer—Wherefore when He pass
She cannot keep Her place.

Because He knows—and
Do not You—
And We know not—
Enough for Us
The Wisdom it be so—

The Lightning—never asked an Eye
Wherefore it shut—when He was by—
Because He knows it cannot speak—
And reasons not contained—
—Of Talk—
There be—preferred by Daintier Folk—

The Sunrise—Sire—compelleth Me—
Because He's Sunrise—and I see—
Therefore—Then—
I love Thee—

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (2)

Well this little baby flowed to the end with an exact rhyming theme, I'm not exactly sure how I feel about that, however I like the abstract feel of this piece. Very good, --Melvina--
I commented on this on facebook already, but I like this one. I don't know that I'm skillful enough to have the last word sound the same throughout the whole poem. Great job!