Emily Dickinson

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

A Wife&Mdash;At Daybreak I Shall Be - Poem by Emily Dickinson


A Wife—at daybreak I shall be—
Sunrise—Hast thou a Flag for me?
At Midnight, I am but a Maid,
How short it takes to make a Bride—
Then—Midnight, I have passed from thee
Unto the East, and Victory—

Midnight—Good Night! I hear them call,
The Angels bustle in the Hall—
Softly my Future climbs the Stair,
I fumble at my Childhood's prayer
So soon to be a Child no more—
Eternity, I'm coming—Sire,
Savior—I've seen the face—before!

Comments about A Wife&Mdash;At Daybreak I Shall Be by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (11/15/2016 7:17:00 AM)

    How short it takes to make a Bride—awesome- 10 (Report) Reply

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  • (5/5/2014 7:48:00 PM)

    Poem on marriage. Very interesting tone. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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