Emily Dickinson

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

Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven? - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Why—do they shut Me out of Heaven?
Did I sing—too loud?
But—I can say a little 'Minor'
Timid as a Bird!

Wouldn't the Angels try me—
Just—once—more—
Just—see—if I troubled them—
But don't—shut the door!

Oh, if I—were the Gentleman
In the 'White Robe'—
And they—were the little Hand—that knocked—
Could—I—forbid?


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  • (1/22/2016 10:47:00 PM)


    ............wonderful poem and so imaginative ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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