poet Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

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Ample Make This Bed.

Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001
Poem Edited: Monday, May 14, 2001

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  • Angelo (9/20/2019 11:53:00 PM)

    This is about death. The bed is an elaborate or ornate coffin.

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  • Alejo C Morales jr (5/13/2018 6:08:00 AM)

    GpSonia and Camilo Palomo Family T

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  • Denis (1/27/2018 11:42:00 PM)

    A computer reading this just ruins it. Hear you can here the poem in a touching context. https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=uGeqdYTaZbs&feature=youtu.be

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  • * Sunprincess * (6/4/2016 4:48:00 PM)

    .....beautiful, sometimes one must take charge ★

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  • Angelina Holmes (5/6/2014 7:36:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. I love the way she uses punctuation. So beautiful.

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  • Tereza Shortall (3/20/2011 7:00:00 AM)

    I have only just recently heard this poem, quoted in the film of 'Sophie's Choice', and it was so utterly apt, read over the deathbed of Sophie and Nathan, which was the only marriage-bed those two tortured people could ever have. A tragic but beautiful moment in the film, and the poem was a wonderful elegy.

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    Denis(1/27/2018 11:44:00 PM)

    You are so right. There are two reading on it. The first by Nathan and the second heart wrenching one by Stingo. https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=uGeqdYTaZbs&feature=youtu.be

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