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Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Death leaves Us homesick, who behind,
Except that it is gone
Are ignorant of its Concern
As if it were not born.

Through all their former Places, we
Like Individuals go
Who something lost, the seeking for
Is all that's left them, now—


Comments about Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind by Emily Dickinson

  • Gold Star - 7,083 Points John Richter (11/4/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    I must agree with others in saying Emily sometimes writes in what appears to be riddles. In the first stanza here she mention's the word it several times and I'm left pondering the meaning.... Death? A friend who died? A home? Or place? Substituting these words brings little more sense than the word it. So admittedly this particular poem falls outside my understanding, I grew up reading Dickinson and understand most of her poems - mostly by understanding Emily herself. Emily lost several close friends to death and she wrote about death often, usually complaining that death has no regard for the living. So I'll assume this poem concurs with that pattern. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 428 Points Macanthony Chijioke Nwatu (11/4/2013 1:59:00 PM)

    That is the effect of death. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 34,830 Points Savita Tyagi (11/4/2013 7:05:00 AM)

    Reading Emily's poetry is so time like playing fill in the blanks. You know what sentence would mean, just need to find right words to connect. Not fond of cross word puzzles yet love her style and poems. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

  1. 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
  2. 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  9. 9. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  10. 10. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  14. 14. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  15. 15. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  16. 16. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  17. 17. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  18. 18. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  19. 19. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  20. 20. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  21. 21. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  22. 22. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  23. 23. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  24. 24. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  25. 25. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  26. 26. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  27. 27. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  28. 28. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  29. 29. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  30. 30. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  31. 31. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  32. 32. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  33. 33. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  34. 34. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  35. 35. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  36. 36. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  37. 37. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  38. 38. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  39. 39. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  40. 40. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  41. 41. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  42. 42. Death , William Butler Yeats
  43. 43. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  44. 44. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  45. 45. Death , Heinrich Heine
  46. 46. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  47. 47. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  48. 48. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  49. 49. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  50. 50. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
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