A Coffin - is a small Domain

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


A Coffin - is a small Domain,
Yet able to contain
A Citizen of Paradise
In it diminished Plane.

A Grave - is a restricted Breadth -
Yet ampler than the Sun -
And all the Seas He populates
And Lands He looks upon

To Him who on its small Repose
Bestows a single Friend -
Circumference without Relief -
Or Estimate - or End -

Last updated June 21, 2015