Emily Dickinson Death Poems

1.
Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Because I could not stop for Death-
He kindly stopped for me-
The Carriage held but just Ourselves-
And Immortality.
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2.
A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some

816

A Death blow is a Life blow to Some
Who till they died, did not alive become—
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3.
Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind

Death leaves Us homesick, who behind,
Except that it is gone
Are ignorant of its Concern
As if it were not born.
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4.
All But Death, Can Be Adjusted

749

All but Death, can be Adjusted—
Dynasties repaired—
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5.
Death Is A Dialogue Between

976

Death is a Dialogue between
The Spirit and the Dust.
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6.
Absence Disembodies—so Does Death

860

Absence disembodies—so does Death
Hiding individuals from the Earth
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7.
Bereavement In Their Death To Feel

645

Bereavement in their death to feel
Whom We have never seen—
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8.
Death Sets A Thing Of Signigicant

Death sets a thing significant
The eye had hurried by,
Except a perished creature
Entreat us tenderly
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9.
Death Is Potential To That Man

548

Death is potential to that Man
Who dies—and to his friend—
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10.
For Death—or Rather

382

For Death—or rather
For the Things 'twould buy—
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11.
It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up,

It was not death, for I stood up,
And all the dead lie down;
It was not night, for all the bells
Put out their tongues, for noon.
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12.
Suspense—is Hostiler Than Death

705

Suspense—is Hostiler than Death—
Death—tho'soever Broad,
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13.
Wait Till The Majesty Of Death

171

Wait till the Majesty of Death
Invests so mean a brow!
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14.
To Make One's Toilette&Mdash;After Death

485

To make One's Toilette—after Death
Has made the Toilette cool
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15.
Unit, Like Death, For Whom?

408

Unit, like Death, for Whom?
True, like the Tomb,
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16.
There's Been A Death In The Opposite House

There's been a death in the opposite house
As lately as to-day.
I know it by the numb look
Such houses have alway.
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17.
The Test Of Love—is Death

573

The Test of Love—is Death—
Our Lord—"so loved"—it saith—
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18.
Till Death—is Narrow Loving

907

Till Death—is narrow Loving—
The scantest Heart extant
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19.
Love—is That Later Thing Than Death

Love—is that later Thing than Death—
More previous—than Life—
Confirms it at its entrance—And
Usurps it—of itself—
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20.
Robbed By Death—but That Was Easy

971

Robbed by Death—but that was easy—
To the failing Eye
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21.
The Manner Of Its Death

468

The Manner of its Death
When Certain it must die—
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22.
Said Death To Passion

Said Death to Passion
'Give of thine an Acre unto me.'
Said Passion, through contracting Breaths
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23.
Death is like the insect

Death is like the insect
Menacing the tree,
Competent to kill it,
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