Emily Dickinson

I Could Suffice For Him, I Knew

poem 643

I could suffice for Him, I knew He could suffice for Me Yet Hesitating Fractions Both Surveyed Infinity Would I be Whole He sudden broached My syllable rebelled ‘Twas face to face with Nature forced ‘Twas face to face with God Withdrew the Sun to Other Wests Withdrew the furthest Star Before Decision stooped to speech And then be audibler The Answer of the Sea unto The Motion of the Moon Herself adjust Her Tides unto Could I do else with Mine?

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