Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886

 

I asked no other thing...

by Emily Dickinson

I asked no other thing,
No other was denied.
I offered Being for it;
The mighty merchant smiled.

Brazil? He twirled a button,
Without a glance my way:
But, madam, is there nothing else
That we can show to-day?

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Poems
Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
 
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