- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 97
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 27: Enough. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved July 30, 2016, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 27: Enough." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. July 30, 2016.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 27: Enough," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed July 30, 2016,.
God gave a loaf to every bird,
But just a crumb to me;
I dare not eat it, though I starve, —
My poignant luxury
To own it, touch it, prove the feat
That made the pellet mine, —
Too happy in my sparrow chance
For ampler coveting.
It might be famine all around,
I could not miss an ear,
Such plenty smiles upon my board,
My garner shows so fair.
I wonder how the rich may feel, —
An Indiaman — an Earl?
I deem that I with but a crumb
Am sovereign of them all.