Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A long, long sleep, a famous sleep


A long, long sleep, a famous sleep
That makes no show for dawn
By strech of limb or stir of lid, --
An independent one.

Was ever idleness like this?
Within a hut of stone
To bask the centuries away
Nor once look up for noon?

Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001

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