Emily Dickinson – I had been hungry


Emily-Dickinson-I-had-been-hungryI had been hungry, all the Years -
My Noon had Come – to dine -
I trembling drew the Table near -
And touched the Curious Wine -
‘Twas this on Tables I had seen -
When turning, hungry, Home
I looked in Windows, for the Wealth
I could not hope – for Mine -
I did not know the ample Bread -
‘Twas so unlike the Crumb
The Birds and I, had often shared
In Nature’s – Dining Room -
The Plenty hurt me – ’twas so new -
Myself felt ill – and odd -
As Berry – of a Mountain Bush -
Transplanted – to a Road -
Nor was I hungry – so I found
That Hunger – was a way
Of persons Outside Windows -
The entering – takes away -

[F439 - J579 (1862)]

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