Emily Dickinson Poems

Emily Dickinson Poems

I could suffice for Him, I knew

I could suffice for Him, I knew— He—could suffice for Me— Yet Hesitating Fractions—Both Surveyed Infinity— “Would I be Whole” He sudden broached— My syllable rebelled— ‘Twas face to face with Nature—forced— ‘Twas face to face with God— Withdrew the Sun—to Other Wests— Withdrew the furthest Star Before Decision—stooped to speech— And then—be audibler The …

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I heard a Fly buzz

I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –  The Stillness in the Room Was like the Stillness in the Air –  Between the Heaves of Storm –  The Eyes around – had wrung them dry –  And Breaths were gathering firm For that last Onset – when the King Be witnessed – in the Room –  I willed my Keepsakes – Signed away What portions of me be …

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