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It's all I have to bring to-day by Emily Dickinson


"It's all I have to bring to-day" is a poem written by Emily Dickinson. In it, Dickinson says she is bringing her heart and all of nature with her. This is most likely another poem about death. She's stating that she will be bringing her love (heart), her care (nature), and her religiousness ("bring" and "count" are possible references to the talents from the book of Matthew).

Of course, Emily never could come out and state exactly what the poem is about as it was published after her death. However, the poem could also simply be about her love of someone and she can only give him her heart and everything else around her.

Johnson number: 26


It's all I have to bring to-day

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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Literary Movement
19th Century

Nature, Love, Heart, Religion

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