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Emily Dickinson - Tho' I get home how late -- how late

Tho' I get home how late -- how late --
So I get home - 'twill compensate --
Better will be the Ecstasy
That they have done expecting me --
When Night -- descending -- dumb -- and dark --
They hear my unexpected knock --
Transporting must the moment be --
Brewed from decades of Agony!

To think just how the fire will burn --
Just how long-cheated eyes will turn --
To wonder what myself will say,
And what itself, will say to me --
Beguiles the Centuries of way!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 207. Tho' I get home how late -- how late
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jan 10 2002

Comment 1 of 1, added on June 18th, 2010 at 7:00 PM.

It is pleasurable to think of the joy that reuniting with friends will bring.

frumpo from United States

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