Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


Astra Castra

by Emily Dickinson

Departed to the judgment,
A mighty afternoon;
Great clouds like ushers leaning,
Creation looking on.

The flesh surrendered, cancelled,
The bodiless begun;
Two worlds, like audiences, disperse
And leave the soul alone.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
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