Mar 19 2005

It’s all I have to bring today

Published by at 12:31 pm under Emily Dickinson Love Poems

It’s all I have to bring to-day

by Emily Dickinson

It’s all I have to bring to-day,
This, and my heart beside,
This, and my heart, and all the fields,
And all the meadows wide.
Be sure you count, should I forget, —
Someone the sum could tell, —
This, and my heart, and all the bees
Which in the clover dwell.

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27 responses so far

27 Responses to “It’s all I have to bring today”

  1. Gueston 07 May 2005 at 8:34 am

    i really don\’t like this poem very well like the other person wrote put some heart into it!

  2. Gueston 17 May 2005 at 11:45 am

    you idiots, the poet is dead, emily dickinson wrote it! its a classic!

  3. Gueston 27 May 2005 at 11:48 am

    la la la

  4. Gueston 23 Apr 2005 at 11:46 am

    Hello your piece is okay.

    [email protected]

  5. Gueston 26 Apr 2005 at 10:31 am

    this piece is pretty good, but it could be alot better put a little more heart into it.

  6. Gueston 27 Jan 2006 at 2:53 am

    I love ur poem…It demonstrates the lurve between romantic lovers…….:P

  7. Gueston 07 Feb 2006 at 12:22 am

    i agree with the smart person who realizes that this poet is dead. lol… but i also agree with the idiots in that i don\’t really like it but its all a matter of taste.

  8. Gueston 11 Feb 2006 at 4:40 am

    I can\’t believe some of you don\’t know who Emily Dickinson is…she is so awesome. Her poems may not be sing-song, but they are surely from the heart!

  9. Gueston 18 Apr 2006 at 5:48 am

    Are you people chatting or what?

  10. Gueston 31 Jul 2006 at 12:30 pm

    OMG! some people are so stupid! Wonder what they\’d say about Shakespeare?

  11. Gueston 31 Oct 2006 at 8:48 am

    i love this poem its so nice and its a clasiics i love it

  12. Ophelia Mourneon 14 Feb 2007 at 8:47 pm

    I think its hillarious people say they can do better at writing a poem. especially comparing with classic writers.

  13. Billon 23 Mar 2007 at 12:35 am

    I am old, and it frightens me to think the young have leared so little from the immortal words of someone like Dickinson. If you can read this poem and miss the obvious statement that her love is limitless, then you will miss so much of life?

  14. BuddhiHermiton 17 Aug 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Our vast universe is too small to contain,
    What all lovers seek to gain.
    But if your efforts are just a smidgin,
    You\’ll mistake a Dove, for a pidgeon.

  15. WeeYinon 24 Aug 2007 at 6:11 am

    How can you say put more feeling into it? The only person who truly understands the exact meaning of the poem is the poet, you can\’t tell them to put more feeling into it, when thats how they feel. If you really think you can write a better poem than Dickinson did then why don\’t you show us, instead of putting down a classic that you don\’t understand.

  16. Mercyon 12 Feb 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Whats she\’s saying is that she\’s giving everything she has, correct? That\’s how much she loves this person she\’s thinking of. But somehow it\’s not enough.

  17. Justifiablyinloveon 12 Feb 2009 at 11:05 pm

    A poet\’s work should not be critisized,
    for it always is part of their soul.
    And if you shouldn\’t take like of it,
    why then, don\’t say anything at all.

    Emily Dickinson was and still is cherished because she was an amazing poet. She self exiled herself to better understand the world without human\’s disastrous and conforming ways of life. She did without many things such as a family in order to put down on paper her unique versions of the beauties in life. So don\’t judge what you don\’t know… If you have issues with how this amazing poet wrote or didn\’t write her poems then just remember this. Emily Dickenson wrote because doing so was her passion, not to please you.

  18. nastaranon 05 May 2010 at 9:50 am

    this poem is written by myself,i\\\’m iranian,so I had to send it for u in this way:
    love is just a word,so use it when you\\\’re bored;
    I use it in my mind,it is hide;I love sb else,I KNOW U LOVE ME;so keep it hardly;I have used to say goodbye;but i can\\\’t tell you bye;i can\\\’t understand my feeling;i love u or not….
    (tell me is it beautiful or not,send it to my gmail)

  19. Philipon 06 Dec 2010 at 1:37 am

    I agree with Justifiablyinlove. Poetry is feeling, emotion, passion. I challenge most people to fully understand her emotion, let alone grasp the subtle nuances of her style and craft.

    I’ll also add that Emily Dickinson did not write her poetry for the general public. Those poems she shared were gifts to those close to her. Most of her poetry, kept hidden in a drawer in her room, was discovered and published only after her death. To my knowledge, only one man (I forget his name) offered constructive criticism during her lifetime, suggesting some changes to her work. She thanked him for his interest… and didn’t change a thing.

  20. TruelyYourson 06 Dec 2010 at 3:09 am

    Whoever says that Emily Dickinson can’t write, Is seriously disturbed. There’s nothing better then an Emily Dickinson poem. Her writing is stunning and if you are intelligent enough to understand it to it’s full potential, it makes you feel. Emily Dickinson writes with emotion. I agree with Philip^.

    Let me also add that Emily Dickinson had no intention of letting her poems out into the public. So, She wrote with her true emotions and feelings. Because of her sister we are able to have full access to her mind. It’s truely her through her work. She didn’t hold back or leave anything out because she was unaware that millions and millions of people would see her poems. That’s why I love her work…….

  21. Love4loveon 16 Jan 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Read it slowly. Let the majesty of Emily’s simply penned passion fill you. Read it again. The depth of her expressed love will dawn on you and fill your heart.

  22. ROBERTAon 09 Feb 2011 at 4:46 am


  23. Melanieon 13 Apr 2011 at 9:32 pm

    It’s a beautiful classical poem…These people criticizing Emily Dickinson probably believe that a true poem is a nursery rhyme. Did you read in school? How could you think that this poem lacks emotion?

  24. sanaon 28 Jun 2011 at 8:28 pm

    EMILY DICKINSON is the best classic poet ever. i looove her poems, short and touching, looks like they’ve come right from her heart. n yeah, she did know how to bring the feelings out in words!

  25. iluvuon 25 Jul 2011 at 6:48 am

    i wonder what ‘this’ means in the poem? :whistle:

  26. Aubrieon 25 Oct 2011 at 5:00 am

    Okay, okay, we get it. It is very classical. But How? What’s the meaning/analysis of this poem?

  27. Juneon 16 Jun 2013 at 8:42 am

    To simplify further for those who struggle to comprehend……….there is nothing more precious than the mystery/spirituality of nature! What is more beautiful / precious than fields and meadows? The bees simply reinforce the sheer mystery of life and also bees in themselves symbolise harmony and balance. The writer feels and appreciates natures priceless things. They are in her heart . ….. And that is her ultimate offering. She asks that this should not be forgotten in the future…….as they often are when relationships mature in time.

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