J. 478

I had no time to Hate--
Because
The Grave would hinder Me--
And Life was not so
Ample I
Could finish--Enmity--

Nor had I time to Love--
But since
Some Industry must be--
The little Toil of Love--
I thought--
Be Large Enough for Me--

c. 1862


Emily Dickinson  (1830-1886, American lyric poet)  Dickinson has been called “the New England mystic” and experimented with poetic rhythms and rhymes.