That it will never come again
Is what makes life so sweet.
Believing what we don’t believe
Does not exhilarate.
That if it be, it be at best
An ablative estate —
This instigates an appetite
Other Poems of Emily Dickinson About Death
- “Because I could not stop for Death– / He kindly stopped for me”
- “I heard a Fly buzz–when I died”
- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet”
- “Parting is all we know of heaven, / And all we need of hell”
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