Emily Dickinson

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

Ample Make This Bed. - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.


Comments about Ample Make This Bed. by Emily Dickinson

  • Rookie - 184 Points Angelina Holmes (5/6/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. I love the way she uses punctuation. So beautiful. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Tereza Shortall (3/20/2011 7:00:00 AM)

    I have only just recently heard this poem, quoted in the film of 'Sophie's Choice', and it was so utterly apt, read over the deathbed of Sophie and Nathan, which was the only marriage-bed those two tortured people could ever have. A tragic but beautiful moment in the film, and the poem was a wonderful elegy. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, May 14, 2001


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