• Because I could not Stop for Death
  • Death Sets a Thing Significant
  • Each Ecstatic Instant
  • I felt a Funeral in the Brain
  • I Cannot Live With You
  • I died for Beauty
  • I Measure Every Grief
  • I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed
  • It was Not Death
  • Hope is the Thing with Feathers
  • T'is so Much Joy
  • Success is Counted Sweetest
  • Much Madness
  • No Time to Hate
  • Hungry all These Years
  • I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died
  • God Gave A Loaf To Every Bird
  • I'm Nobody
  • I Cannot Live With You

    by Emily Dickinson.


    I cannot live with you,
    It would be life,
    And life is over there
    Behind the shelf

    The sexton keeps the key to,
    Putting up
    Our life, his porcelain,
    Like a cup

    Discarded of the housewife,
    Quaint or broken;
    A newer Sevres pleases,
    Old ones crack.

    I could not die with you,
    For one must wait
    To shut the other's gaze down,
    You could not.

    And I, could I stand by
    And see you freeze,
    Without my right of frost,
    Death's privilege?

    Nor could I rise with you,
    Because your face
    Would put out Jesus'.
    That new grace

    Glow plain and foreign
    On my homesick eye,
    Except that you, than he
    Shone closer by.


    By: Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson Poems