Emily Dickinson

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

A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep

Poem by Emily Dickinson

A long, long sleep, a famous sleep
That makes no show for dawn
By strech of limb or stir of lid, --
An independent one.

Was ever idleness like this?
Within a hut of stone
To bask the centuries away
Nor once look up for noon?


Comments about A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep by Emily Dickinson

  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (8/20/2018 10:18:00 PM)

    Well, cripes, I was hoping she was writing about a deep sleep type sleep and I was eager to see how it was accomplished.... reading on I decided that that was not the kind of sleep I was ready to envy.! She was good at feint of pen! ! !(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (8/20/2018 10:19:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem on death. Loved it. Thanks for sharing.10+++(Report)Reply

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/20/2018 8:35:00 AM)

    An observation that falls into an abysmal depth, when pondered upon. Death is a scary thought, of an unknown destination.(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (8/20/2018 7:41:00 AM)

    A vivid portrayal of death.
    Brilliantly crafted write.10(Report)Reply

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/20/2018 3:55:00 AM)

    This is simply extraordinary about eternal sleep that today or tomorrow one is bound to experience.........
    Many many thanks Emily, we do really miss you a lot.......10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Melanie EmikoMelanie Emiko (8/20/2018 3:35:00 AM)

    Within a hut of stone....well done Emily Dickinson.(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (8/20/2018 2:51:00 AM)

    What is hidden in death? What mystery lies there is the question?(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (8/20/2018 1:52:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by Emily Dickinson👍👍👍(Report)Reply

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (10/29/2016 6:49:00 AM)

    I suppose this is about death in Emily's usual skillful write...liked it- 10(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (5/23/2016 1:27:00 PM)

    ....with a long, long sleep...I hope we enjoy a most pleasant dream ★(Report)Reply

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  • Angelina Holmes (5/4/2014 11:29:00 AM)

    very interesting poem. I like sleep.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001



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