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Emily Dickinson - 'Twas comfort in her Dying Room

'Twas comfort in her Dying Room
To hear the living Clock --
A short relief to have the wind
Walk boldly up and knock --
Diversion from the Dying Theme
To hear the children play --
But wrong the more
That these could live
And this of ours must die.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1703. 'Twas comfort in her Dying Room
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Dec 28 2005

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 28th, 2005 at 6:32 PM.

I have always loved Emily Dickinson....and I have always loved this poem for its simplicity. I mean, it makes sense to me, the comfort one would get from hearing certain sounds, yet how unfair it would seem that they can go on and yet you cannot for long.

Yelly from United States

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