How the Waters closed above Him

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



How the Waters closed above Him
We shall never know—
How He stretched His Anguish to us
That—is covered too—

Spreads the Pond Her Base of Lilies
Bold above the Boy
Whose unclaimed Hat and Jacket
Sum the History—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Stanzas 2
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