Alone, I cannot be

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



Alone, I cannot be—
For Hosts—do visit me—
Recordless Company—
Who baffle Key—

They have no Robes, nor Names—
No Almanacs—nor Climes—
But general Homes
Like Gnomes—

Their Coming, may be known
By Couriers within—
Their going—is not—
For they've never gone—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 22, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAAA XXBB XXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 278
Words 44
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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