Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


It was too late for man...

by Emily Dickinson

It was too late for man,
But early yet for God;
Creation impotent to help,
But prayer remained our side.

How excellent the heaven,
When earth cannot be had;
How hospitable, then, the face
Of our old neighbor, God!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston