Emily Dickinson

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

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


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—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—

Comments about Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven? by Emily Dickinson

  • * Sunprincess * (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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