Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


I reason, earth is short...

by Emily Dickinson

I reason, earth is short,
And anguish absolute.
And many hurt;
But what of that?

I reason, we could die:
The best vitality
Cannot excel decay;
But what of that?

I reason that in heaven
Somehow, it will be even,
Some new equation given;
But what of that?


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston