It did not surprise me

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson


It did not surprise me-
So I said-or thought-
She will stir her pinions
And the nest forgot,

Traverse broader forests-
Build in gayer boughs,
Breathe in Ear more modern
God's old fashioned vows-

This was but a Birdling-
What and if it be
One within my bosom
Had departed me?

This was but a story-
What and if indeed
There were just such coffin
In the heart instead?

Last updated June 21, 2015