Without this-there is nought

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


Without this-there is nought-
All other Riches be
As is the Twitter of a Bird-
Heard opposite the Sea-

I could not care-to gain
A lesser than the Whole-
For did not this include themself-
As Seams-include the Ball?

I wished a way might be
My Heart to subdivide-
'Twould magnify-the Gratitude-
And not reduce-the Gold-

Last updated June 21, 2015