- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 46
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 22. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved January 29, 2015, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 22." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. January 29, 2015.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 22," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed January 29, 2015,.
I had no time to hate, because
The grave would hinder me,
And life was not so ample I
Could finish enmity.
Nor had I time to love; but since
Some industry must be,
The little toil of love, I thought,
Was large enough for me.