by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Teach Him ‑‑ When He makes the names
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
Teach Him -- When He makes the names --
Such an one -- to say --
On his babbling -- Berry -- lips --
As should sound -- to me --
Were my Ear – as near his nest --
As my thought -- today --
As should sound --
"Forbid us not" --
Some like "Emily."

About the headline (FAQ)

Note (provided by Bertram Kottmann) about line 8 ( "Forbid us not" – ): cf. Mk 10,14


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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-25
Line count: 9
Word count: 43