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Emily Dickinson - Sweet -- safe -- Houses

Sweet -- safe -- Houses --
Glad -- gay -- Houses --
Sealed so stately tight --
Lids of Steel -- on Lids of Marble --
Locking Bare feet out --

Brooks of Plush -- in Banks of Satin
Not so softly fall
As the laughter -- and the whisper --
From their People Pearl --

No Bald Death -- affront their Parlors --
No Bold Sickness come
To deface their Stately Treasures --
Anguish -- and the Tomb --

Hum by -- in Muffled Coaches --
Lest they -- wonder Why --
Any -- for the Press of Smiling --
Interrupt -- to die --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 457. Sweet -- safe -- Houses
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jul 19 2005

Comment 1 of 1, added on January 31st, 2013 at 3:53 AM.
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Classic poem with more dashes that real makes it hard to understand even after reading in between the lines

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