Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886



by 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 seems so
To those in heaven now.

This being comfort, then
That other kind was pain;
But why compare?
I'm wife! stop there!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
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