Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


The Funeral

by Emily Dickinson

That short, potential stir
That each can make but once,
That bustle so illustrious
'T is almost consequence,

Is the éclat of death.
Oh, thou unknown renown
That not a beggar would accept,
Had he the power to spurn!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
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