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Emily Dickinson - This Chasm, Sweet, upon my life

This Chasm, Sweet, upon my life
I mention it to you,
When Sunrise through a fissure drop
The Day must follow too.

If we demur, its gaping sides
Disclose as 'twere a Tomb
Ourself am lying straight wherein
The Favorite of Doom.

When it has just contained a Life
Then, Darling, it will close
And yet so bolder every Day
So turbulent it grows

I'm tempted half to stitch it up
With a remaining Breath
I should not miss in yielding, though
To Him, it would be Death --

And so I bear it big about
My Burial -- before
A Life quite ready to depart
Can harass me no more --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 858. This Chasm, Sweet, upon my life
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on October 29th, 2004 at 9:40 PM.

it is sad beacause it is full of pain to me it sound like it was writen by a mad man.

Giannna from United States

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