Emily Dickinson

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

Bereavement In Their Death To Feel - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Bereavement in their death to feel
Whom We have never seen—
A Vital Kinsmanship import
Our Soul and theirs—between—

For Stranger—Strangers do not mourn—
There be Immortal friends
Whom Death see first—'tis news of this
That paralyze Ourselves—

Who, vital only to Our Thought—
Such Presence bear away
In dying—'tis as if Our Souls

Comments about Bereavement In Their Death To Feel by Emily Dickinson

  • (5/6/2014 7:57:00 PM)

    Dark yet beautiful - a main theme of her poetry. (Report) Reply

    (12/31/2017 9:27:00 PM)

    The main theme of her poetry is sardonic irony. You can almost see the wry twist to her lips as she lays pen to paper. She saw a dark and ironic humor to the life and times around her.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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