Emily Dickinson

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

Departed to the judgment,


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.

Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001
Edited: Monday, May 14, 2001

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