Wednesday Post

This is one of Emily’s many poems about death. Do you have a favorite poem that deals with the subject of death?

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Death sets a Thing significant

The Eye had hurried by

Except a perished Creature

Entreat us tenderly

 

To ponder little Workmanships

In Canyon, or in Wool,

With “This was last Her fingers did” –

Industrious until –

 

The Thimble weighed too heavy –

The stitches stopped – themselves –

And then ’twas put among the Dust

Upon the Closet shelves –

 

A Book I have  a friend gave –

Whose Pencil – here and there –

Had notched the place that pleased Him –

At Rest – His fingers are –

 

Now – when I read – I read not –

For interrupting Tears –

Obliterate the Etchings

Too Costly for Repairs.

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