- 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: 86
Dickinson, E. (1896). Time and Eternity, Poem 15. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 23, 2023, from
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Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity, Poem 15," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed September 23, 2023,.
Their height in heaven comforts not,
Their glory nought to me;
'T was best imperfect, as it was;
I 'm finite, I can't see.
The house of supposition,
The glimmering frontier
That skirts the acres of perhaps,
To me shows insecure.
The wealth I had contented me;
If 't was a meaner size,
Then I had counted it until
It pleased my narrow eyes
Better than larger values,
However true their show;
This timid life of evidence
Keeps pleading, "I don't know."