Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


Death is a dialogue between...

by Emily Dickinson

Death is a dialogue between
The spirit and the dust.
Dissolve, says Death. The Spirit, Sir,
I have another trust.

Death doubts it, argues from the ground.
The Spirit turns away,
Just laying off, for evidence,
An overcoat of clay.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston