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'They Have Not Chosen Me,' He Said
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

'They Have Not Chosen Me,' He Said

Poem By Emily Dickinson

'They have not chosen me,' he said,
'But I have chosen them!'
Brave—Broken hearted statement—
Uttered in Bethlehem!

I could not have told it,
But since Jesus dared—
Sovereign! Know a Daisy
They dishonor shared!

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Is it as follows? Thy dishonor shared! (instead of) They dishonor shared!
Sharing honour and dishonour before the ' Sovereign' is what Emily tried to emphasise in this succinct yet profound poem........I feel all her poems carry eternity and a little bit penetration needed to understand better her poems..................Missed you Emily so much....
Please tell me why the word Daisy started on capital letters. Did it denote any character in Bible or outside?
I can feel the melody of this write.
Lovely sharp thanks..........


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