Emily Dickinson

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

I Had No Cause To Be Awake - Poem by Emily Dickinson


I had no Cause to be awake—
My Best—was gone to sleep—
And Morn a new politeness took—
And failed to wake them up—

But called the others—clear—
And passed their Curtains by—
Sweet Morning—when I oversleep—
Knock—Recollect—to Me—

I looked at Sunrise—Once—
And then I looked at Them—
And wishfulness in me arose—
For Circumstance the same—

'Twas such an Ample Peace—
It could not hold a Sigh—
'Twas Sabbath—with the Bells divorced—
'Twas Sunset—all the Day—

So choosing but a Gown—
And taking but a Prayer—
The only Raiment I should need—
I struggled—and was There—

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  • Gold Star - 36,824 Points * Sunprincess * (9/24/2015 6:53:00 PM)

    ............beautiful poem, love the theme ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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