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Emily Dickinson - Let down the Bars, Oh Death --

Let down the Bars, Oh Death --
The tired Flocks come in
Whose bleating ceases to repeat
Whose wandering is done --

Thine is the stillest night
Thine the securest Fold
Too near Thou art for seeking Thee
Too tender, to be told.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1065. Let down the Bars, Oh Death --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 12th, 2008 at 4:21 AM.

It should read "O Death", right? It's a vocative. Have you manuscript evidence for this reading?

A. Shippee from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on April 16th, 2008 at 4:30 PM.

According to her biography this must have been written sometime in the 1880's.. In 1955 it was compiled in its original form.

David Sugich from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 16th, 2008 at 4:30 PM.

According to her biography this must have been written sometime in the 1880's.. In 1955 it was compiled in its original form.

David Sugich from United States

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