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Emily Dickinson - That after Horror -- that 'twas us

That after Horror -- that 'twas us --
That passed the mouldering Pier --
Just as the Granite Crumb let go --
Our Savior, by a Hair --

A second more, had dropped too deep
For Fisherman to plumb --
The very profile of the Thought
Puts Recollection numb --

The possibility -- to pass
Without a Moment's Bell --
Into Conjecture's presence --
Is like a Face of Steel --
That suddenly looks into ours
With a metallic grin --
The Cordiality of Death --
Who drills his Welcome in --

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That after Horror -- that 'twas us - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 286. That after Horror -- that 'twas us
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Apr 25 2005

Comment 7 of 7, added on July 4th, 2010 at 5:27 PM.

A near-death experience.

frumpo from United States
Comment 6 of 7, added on April 11th, 2006 at 7:35 PM.

This poem seems different than what I normally read. Its like something happened that she witnessed and that she was trying to tell us

Shawn Noetzli age 12 from United States
Comment 5 of 7, added on February 6th, 2006 at 12:40 PM.

the prispner of emily brown

sara from Morocco

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