Emily Dickinson

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

Departed To The Judgment, - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Departed to the judgment,
A mighty afternoon;
Great clouds like ushers leaning,
Creation looking on.

The flesh surrendered, cancelled
The bodiless begun;
Two worlds, like audiences, disperse
And leave the soul alone.


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  • Gold Star - 15,967 Points John Westlake (10/18/2014 2:50:00 AM)

    A rather dark but interesting poem. Loneliness obviously has weighed heavily on her here (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 4,496 Points John Richter (10/6/2014 2:52:00 PM)

    Such an incredible woman! How dark her poetry became when her dear friends began to pass away, leaving her ever so lonely.... It seems that death and heaven became her obsession for quite a while. I feel like her poetry is a window to her soul, and that she might have opened it just for me.... How silly that seems when I am not entrenched in her words... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001

Poem Edited: Monday, May 14, 2001


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