by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


I'm "wife"-I've finished that-
That other state-
I'm Czar-I'm "Woman" now-
It's safer so-

How odd the Girl's life looks
Behind this soft Eclipse-
I think that Earth feels so
To folks in Heaven-now-

This being comfort-then
That other kind-was pain-
But why compare?
I'm "Wife"! Stop there!

Last updated June 21, 2015