Emily Dickinson

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

Dying! Dying In The Night! - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Dying! Dying in the night!
Won't somebody bring the light
So I can see which way to go
Into the everlasting snow?

And "Jesus"! Where is Jesus gone?
They said that Jesus—always came—
Perhaps he doesn't know the House—
This way, Jesus, Let him pass!

Somebody run to the great gate
And see if Dollie's coming! Wait!
I hear her feet upon the stair!
Death won't hurt—now Dollie's here!

Comments about Dying! Dying In The Night! by Emily Dickinson

  • Mohit Katyal (7/12/2017 2:41:00 AM)

    good selection of words.. (Report) Reply

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  • Njuguna Peter Mnyagia (8/13/2016 10:54:00 AM)

    perhaps he doesn't know the house. you spoke my heart (Report) Reply

  • (12/1/2015 8:34:00 PM)

    .........an extraordinary write with an incredible theme....and well written ★ (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2004 1:26:00 AM)

    not as good as some of her wonderful stuff. she can do much better. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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