Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Part Two: Love 36. My worthiness is all my doubt


My worthiness is all my doubt,

His merit all my fear,

Contrasting which, my qualities

Do lowlier appear;

Lest I should insufficient prove

For his beloved need,

The chiefest apprehension

Within my loving creed.

So I, the undivine abode

Of his elect content,

Conform my soul as 't were a church

Unto her sacrament.