by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

We pray ‑‑ to Heaven
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
We pray -- to Heaven --
We prate -- of Heaven --
Relate -- when Neighbors die --
At what o'clock to heaven -- they fled --
Who saw them -- Wherefore fly?

Is Heaven a Place -- a Sky -- a Tree?
Location's narrow way is for Ourselves --
Unto the Dead
There's no Geography --

But State -- Endowal -- Focus --
Where -- Omnipresence -- fly?

E. Bacon sets stanza 2

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-03
Line count: 11
Word count: 51