Emily Dickinson

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

The Bustle In A House - Poem by Emily Dickinson

The bustle in a house
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth,-

The sweeping up the heart,
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again
Until eternity.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Monday, May 14, 2012


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