Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886



by Emily Dickinson

God permits industrious angels
Afternoons to play.
I met one, -- forgot my school-mates,
All, for him, straightway.

God calls home the angels promptly
At the setting sun;
I missed mine. How dreary marbles,
After playing Crown!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
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