Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


If I shouldn't be alive...

by Emily Dickinson

If I shouldn't be alive
When the robins come,
Give the one in red cravat
A memorial crumb.

If I couldn't thank you,
Being just asleep,
You will know I'm trying
With my granite lip!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston