We Learned the Whole of Love
By Emily Dickinson

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We Learned the Whole of Love
By Emily Dickinson

We learned the whole of love,
The alphabet, the words,
A chapter, then the mighty book –
Then revelation closed.

But in each other’s eyes
An ignorance beheld
Diviner than the childhood’s,
And each to each a child

Attempted to expound
What neither understood.
Alas, that wisdom is so large
And truth so manifold!