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The last Night that She lived

The last Night that She lived

The last Night that She lived
It was a Common Night
Except the Dying this to Us
Made Nature different

We noticed smallest things
Things overlooked before
By this great light upon our Minds
Italicized as ’twere.

As We went out and in
Between Her final Room
And Rooms where Those to be alive
Tomorrow were, a Blame

That Others could exist
While She must finish quite
A Jealousy for Her arose
So nearly infinite

We waited while She passed
It was a narrow time
Too jostled were Our Souls to speak
At length the notice came.

She mentioned, and forgot
Then lightly as a Reed
Bent to the Water, struggled scarce
Consented, and was dead

And We We placed the Hair
And drew the Head erect
And then an awful leisure was
Belief to regulate



Poem The last Night that She lived - Emily Dickinson