Emily Dickinson

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

For Death—or Rather - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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For Death—or rather
For the Things 'twould buy—
This—put away
Life's Opportunity—

The Things that Death will buy
Are Room—
Escape from Circumstances—
And a Name—

With Gifts of Life
How Death's Gifts may compare—
We know not—
For the Rates—lie Here—


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    ............a most interesting write, and interesting theme ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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