We learned the Whole of Love

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



We learned the Whole of Love—
The Alphabet—the Words—
A Chapter—then the mighty Book—
Then—Revelation closed—

But in Each Other's eyes
An Ignorance beheld—
Diviner than the Childhood's—
And each to each, a Child—

Attempted to expound
What Neither—understood—
Alas, that Wisdom is so large—
And Truth—so manifold!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme XAXB XBAX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 337
Words 50
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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