'I heard a Fly buzz-when I died'

by Emily Dickinson

 

I heard a Fly buzz when I died -
The Stillness in the Room
Was like the Stillness in the Air -
Between the Heaves of Storm -
 
The Eyes around had wrung them dry -
And Breaths were gathering firm
For that last Onset when the King
Be witnessed in the Room -
 
I willed my Keepsakes Signed away
What portion of me be
Assignable and then it was
There interposed a Fly -
 
With Blue uncertain stumbling Buzz -
Between the light and me -
And then the Windows failed and then
I could not see to see -
 
Emily Dickinson | Classic Poems
 

Because I could not stop for Death ] [ I heard a Fly buzz-when I died ] I cannot live with You ] I died for Beauty- but was scarce ] It was not Death, for I stood up ] My life closed twice before its close ] Success is counted sweetest ]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 
 
 
 

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