15/05/2010

REMEMBERING EMILY DICKINSON ...

Emily Dickinson 1830-1886

The life of Emily Dickinson was complex and often mysterious and demands a more thorough investigation than that the VV presents today. But as May 15th is the anniversary of her death, it seems the perfect opportunity to remember her poignant poetry.

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me:
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school where children played
At wrestling in the ring;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.

Since then 'tis centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.

PART FOUR:TIME AND ETERNITY













  
        
        
  
        
  

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