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Emily Dickinson - Delayed till she had ceased to know

Delayed till she had ceased to know --
Delayed till in its vest of snow
Her loving bosom lay --
An hour behind the fleeting breath --
Later by just an hour than Death --
Oh lagging Yesterday!

Could she have guessed that it would be --
Could but a crier of the joy
Have climbed the distant hill --
Had not the bliss so slow a pace
Who knows but this surrendered face
Were undefeated still?

Oh if there may departing be
Any forgot by Victory
In her imperial round --
Show them this meek appareled thing
That could not stop to be a king --
Doubtful if it be crowned!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 58. Delayed till she had ceased to know
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Dec 15 2009

Comment 3 of 3, added on August 1st, 2014 at 5:07 PM.
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Comment 2 of 3, added on September 13th, 2013 at 2:55 AM.
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Comment 1 of 3, added on November 26th, 2007 at 10:27 AM.

This poem is passionate and beautiful. The words flow on my tongue like water in a river.

Megan Carter from United States

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