by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Love ‑‑ is that later Thing than Death
Language: English 
Love -- is that later Thing than Death -
More previous -- than Life -
Confirms it at its entrance -- And
Usurps it -- of itself -

Tastes Death -- the first -- to hand the sting
The Second -- to its friend -
Disarms the little interval -
Deposits Him with God -

Then hovers -- an inferior Guard -
Lest this Beloved Charge
Need -- once in an Eternity -
A smaller than the Large -

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This text was added to the website: 2012-02-20
Line count: 12
Word count: 70