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Emily Dickinson

This poem makes me think of my characters in Messy Death. It gets my dark creative juices flowing.

“Because I could Not Stop for Death”

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 played,

Their lessons scarcely done;

We passed the fields of gazing grain,

We passed the setting sun.

We paused before a house that seemed

A swelling of the ground;

The roof was scarcely visible,

The cornice but a mound.

Since then ‘t is centuries; but each

Feels shorter than the day

I first surmised the horses’ heads

Were toward eternity.

What poem inspires you?

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One comment on “Emily Dickinson

  1. Autocorrect struck on the title of this blog and due to my siesta away from technology I was only able to fix it today. Thanks Mel for FBing me to let me know. Deeply appreciative.

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