Emily Dickinson

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

Tie the strings to my life, my Lord,


Tie the strings to my life, my Lord,
Then I am ready to go!
Just a look at the horses --
Rapid! That will do!

Put me in on the firmest side,
So I shall never fall;
For we must ride to the Judgment,
And it's partly down hill.

But never I mind the bridges,
And never I mind the sea;
Held fast in everlasting race
By my own choice and thee.

Good-by to the life I used to lives,
And the world I used to know;
And kiss the hills for me, just once;
Now I am ready to go!

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2001

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