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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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  • Gold Star - 14,444 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

  • Rookie - 860 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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