To die — takes just a little while —
They say it doesn’t hurt —
It’s only fainter — by degrees —
And then — it’s out of sight —

A darker Ribbon — for a Day —
A Crape upon the Hat —
And then the pretty sunshine comes —
And helps us to forget —

The absent — mystic — creature —
That but for love of us —
Had gone to sleep — that soundest time —
Without the weariness —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem To die — takes just a little while

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    Dying is not much pain, a funeral, and an easing for others; that is all.

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