Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


I had no time to hate, because...

by Emily Dickinson

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,
Was large enough for me.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston