English Love Poems

 Liebe Gedichte
 Love Poems

Englische Liebesgedichte

English Love Poems
Emily Dickinson

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you - Nobody - too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Don't tell! they'd advertise - you know?

How dreary - to be - Somebody!
How public - like a Frog -
To tell one's name - the livelong June -
To an admiring Bog!

HEART, we will forget him!   
You and I, to-night!   
You may forget the warmth he gave,   
I will forget the light.   
When you have done, pray tell me,       
That I my thoughts may dim;   
Haste! lest while you’re lagging,   
I may remember him!

I've got an arrow here;   
Loving the hand that sent it,   
I the dart revere.   
Fell, they will say, in “skirmish”!
Vanquished, my soul will know,     
By but a simple arrow
Sped by an archer’s bow.

HE touched me, so I live to know
That such a day, permitted so,
I groped upon his breast
It was a boundless place to me,
And silenced, as the awful sea    
Puts minor streams to rest.
And now, I ’m different from before,
As if I breathed superior air,
Or brushed a royal gown;
My feet, too, that had wandered so,      
My gypsy face transfigured now
To tenderer renown.  

Emily Dicksinson 1830-1886

aus Selected Poems of Emely Dickinson, 1924

Oscar-Wilde-Gedichte in Prosa 


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