Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 31st, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,918 comments.
Emily Dickinson - I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died

I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died --
The Stillness in the Room
Was like the Stillness in the Air --
Between the Heaves of Storm --

The Eyes around -- had wrung them dry --
And Breaths were gathering firm
For that last Onset -- when the King
Be witnessed -- in the Room --

I willed my Keepsakes -- Signed away
What portion of me be
Assignable -- and then it was
There interposed a Fly --

With Blue -- uncertain stumbling Buzz --
Between the light -- and me --
And then the Windows failed -- and then
I could not see to see --

Share |

Added: Jan 9 2004 | Viewed: 94590 times | Comments and analysis of I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died by Emily Dickinson Comments (610)

I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 465. I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 610 of 610, added on August 7th, 2014 at 4:30 PM.
UDFleDhxVkrUvqbXCl

I really like and appreciate your post.Thanks Again. Much obliged.

personalised iphone 5 case from Micronesia
Comment 609 of 610, added on August 7th, 2014 at 3:05 PM.
SFbMIJtWvpoCMWMvMw

wow, awesome article.Really thank you! Keep writing.

personalised iphone 5 cover from Canada
Comment 608 of 610, added on August 7th, 2014 at 2:56 PM.
FXolxIwHRCJzYkte

Thanks so much for the blog.Thanks Again. Really Cool.

nobis cartel from Indonesia

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, I heard a Fly buzz -- when I died, has received 610 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore