My Favorite Poem By Emily Dickinson

Hello and happy Friday once again. This week I wanted to share my favorite poem with you. I always have been a great fan of Emily Dickinson. I think I felt connected to her from a young age because she was a female poet and I was an aspiring female poet. I also admired her use of rhyme because self admittedly I sucked at rhyming. It just wasn’t my forte, but hey I guess I’m all about freedom and flow of words. “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” was the first poem I read of hers and it really struck a chord with me. I enjoy the simplicity of the poem and her imagery. I found it interesting how she describes her path to death and eternity as a simple carriage ride.

Please feel free to share your favorite poem with me. Thanks for stopping in and joining me for another Poetry Friday. Enjoy your weekend.

❤ Melissa

Because I Could Not Stop for Death
By: Emily Dickinson

 Because I could not stop for Death –
He kindly stopped for me –
The Carriage held but just Ourselves –
And Immortality.

We slowly drove – He knew no haste
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For His Civility – 

We passed the School, where Children strove
At Recess– in the Ring –
We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain –
We passed the Setting Sun – 

Or rather – He passed us –
The Dews drew quivering and chill –
For only Gossamer, my Gown –
My Tippet – only Tulle – 

We paused before a House that seemed
A Swelling of the Ground –
The Roof was scarcely visible –
The Cornice – in the Ground – 

Since then – ‘tis Centuries – and yet
Feels shorter than the Day
I first surmised the Horses’ Heads
Were toward Eternity –

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