For Death—or rather

Emily Dickinson

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For Death—or rather
For the Things 'twould buy—
This—put away
Life's Opportunity—

The Things that Death will buy
Are Room—
Escape from Circumstances—
And a Name—

With Gifts of Life
How Death's Gifts may compare—
We know not—
For the Rates—lie Here—

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  • svrajenbhat

    I remember readin this poem wen I was younger and it realy makes u think about life and death, how we dont know what death will bring or if it's beter than the life we have. Kinda deep but I always liked that sort of thing, helps put things in perspectiv.