Emily Dickinson

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

Of Tolling Bell I ask the cause?


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Of Tolling Bell I ask the cause?
"A Soul has gone to Heaven"
I'm answered in a lonesome tone—
Is Heaven then a Prison?

That Bells should ring till all should know
A Soul had gone to Heaven
Would seem to me the more the way
A Good News should be given.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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