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.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Let down the Bars, Oh Death —

3 Comments

  1. A. Shippee says:

    It should read “O Death”, right? It’s a vocative. Have you manuscript evidence for this reading?

  2. David Sugich says:

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

  3. David Sugich says:

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

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