Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
Emily Dickinson
Amherst / Massachusetts
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A Long, Long Sleep, A Famous Sleep

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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?
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COMMENTS
Susan Williams 20 August 2018
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! ! !
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Anil Kumar Panda 20 August 2018
A beautiful poem on death. Loved it. Thanks for sharing.10+++
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Khairul Ahsan 20 August 2018
An observation that falls into an abysmal depth, when pondered upon. Death is a scary thought, of an unknown destination.
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Rose Marie Juan-austin 20 August 2018
A vivid portrayal of death. Brilliantly crafted write.10
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 20 August 2018
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++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Melanie Emiko 20 August 2018
Within a hut of stone....well done Emily Dickinson.
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Adrian Flett 20 August 2018
What is hidden in death? What mystery lies there is the question?
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Bernard F. Asuncion 20 August 2018
Such a great poem by Emily Dickinson??????
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Indira Renganathan 29 October 2016
I suppose this is about death in Emily's usual skillful write...liked it- 10
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* Sunprincess * 23 May 2016
....with a long, long sleep...I hope we enjoy a most pleasant dream ?
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