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?


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston