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Because I Could Not Stop For Death - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for Death-
He kindly stopped for me-
The Carriage held but just Ourselves-
And Immortality.

We slowly drove- He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility-

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess- in the Ring-
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain-
We passed the Setting Sun-

Or rather- He passed us-
The Dews drew quivering and chill-
For only Gossamer, my Gown-
My Tippet- only Tulle-

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground-
The Roof was scarcely visible-
The Cornice- in the Ground-

Since then- 'tis Centuries- and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses' Heads
Were toward Eternity-


Comments about Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson

  • Freshman - 573 Points Njuguna Peter Mnyagia (1/20/2017 7:38:00 AM)

    amazing poem.......................................... (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,612 Points Allan james Saywell (3/26/2016 9:58:00 PM)

    This poem was the poem that inspired me to write my first poem I was thirty five years old
    I owe her everything, she lit the flame, that shone the light

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  • Gold Star - 9,380 Points Amar Agarwala (12/16/2015 9:16:00 AM)

    One of the best poems ever read by me. (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. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  9. 9. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  11. 11. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. Angel Of Death (Death Death Death Dea.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  13. 13. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  14. 14. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  15. 15. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  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. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  20. 20. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  21. 21. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  22. 22. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  23. 23. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  24. 24. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  25. 25. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  26. 26. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  27. 27. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  28. 28. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  29. 29. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  30. 30. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  31. 31. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  32. 32. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  33. 33. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  34. 34. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  35. 35. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  36. 36. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  37. 37. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  38. 38. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  39. 39. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  40. 40. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  41. 41. Death , Heinrich Heine
  42. 42. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  43. 43. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  44. 44. Death Is A Dialogue Between , Emily Dickinson
  45. 45. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  46. 46. Death , William Butler Yeats
  47. 47. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  48. 48. Death Sets A Thing Of Signigicant , Emily Dickinson
  49. 49. The Death Of The Flowers , William Cullen Bryant
  50. 50. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
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