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Emily Dickinson - 'Twas the old -- road -- through pain

'Twas the old -- road -- through pain --
That unfrequented -- one --
With many a turn -- and thorn --
That stops -- at Heaven --

This -- was the Town -- she passed --
There -- where she -- rested -- last --
Then -- stepped more fast --
The little tracks -- close prest --
Then -- not so swift --
Slow -- slow -- as feet did weary -- grow --
Then -- stopped -- no other track!

Wait!  Look!  Her little Book --
The leaf -- at love -- turned back --
Her very Hat --
And this worn shoe just fits the track --
Herself -- though -- fled!

Another bed -- a short one --
Women make -- tonight --
In Chambers bright --
Too out of sight -- though --
For our hoarse Good Night --
To touch her Head!

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 344. 'Twas the old -- road -- through pain
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Mar 2 2003

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 20th, 2010 at 12:07 PM.

In heaven, women are making up the bed of a good woman who has gone there.

frumpo from United States

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