Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


The bustle in a house...

by Emily Dickinson

The bustle in a house
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth, --

The sweeping up the heart,
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again
Until eternity.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston