Could live - did live

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


Could live - did live -
Could die - did die -
Could smile upon the whole
Through faith in one he met not,
To introduce his soul.

Could go from scene familiar
To an untraversed spot -
Could contemplate the journey
With unpuzzled heart -

Such trust had one among us,
Among us not today -
We who saw the launching
Never sailed the Bay!

Last updated June 21, 2015