Emily Dickinson

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

A Throe Upon The Features - Poem by Emily Dickinson


A throe upon the features—
A hurry in the breath—
An ecstasy of parting
Denominated "Death"—

An anguish at the mention
Which when to patience grown,
I've known permission given
To rejoin its own.

Comments about A Throe Upon The Features by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (11/11/2016 3:58:00 AM)

    truth told in apt words....yes, parting is bad and patience helps rejoining- - 10 (Report) Reply

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  • (5/5/2014 7:27:00 PM)

    dark yet beautiful.... great poem :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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