July Poetry, Day 23 – Emily Dickinson

Posted: July 24, 2012 in photography, poetry
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Tonight we go a little bit classical and old school, a love poem from Emily Dickinson and a photograph of Burning Man at dawn.

Why do I love you, Sir?
By Emily Dickinson

“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

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