Dickinson, “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?” (#288)

Emily Dickinson

Read By: Yina Liang

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you—Nobody—Too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! they’d advertise—you know!

How dreary—to be—Somebody!
How public—like a Frog—
To tell one’s name—the livelong June—
To an admiring Bog!

  • Emily Dickinson
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  • English
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Emily Dickinson, 288 ["I'm Nobody! Who are you?"] from The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson. Copyright 1929 by Martha Dickinson, renewed 1957 Mary L. Hampson. Copyright 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President of Fellows of Harvard College. Used by permission of the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.