Treasure Island

Emily Dickinson

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

My life closed twice


My life closed twice before its close--
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me

So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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  • Sagnik Chakraborty (9/15/2014 1:56:00 PM)

    The ending lines are of epic proportions! Such a profound poem of sorrow and bereavement composed in such simple words. Incredible! (Report) Reply

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