"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 (95)

Love is an inescapable delight. This poem has beautiful expressions of metaphors as personifications and paradoxical statements such particular: the wind does not require the grass and the last verse: the sunrise compelleth me because he's sunrise... i see... i love him. love is spontaneous and may spark from unneeded things which become great compellance.
Oh my God this poem got my mine
Dickinson was actually a poet I steered clear of bc of the magnitude of her popularity, until people kept telling me I write similar to her. It was funny because she wasn't my muse. Now, I read a lot of Emily's work and really do love her.
WONDERFUL. WHAT A ESSENCE?
ill give this poem to my new girlfriend i am sure she will love it
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