- Date of entry: Dec-10-1996
- Last revised: Aug-29-2006
The narrator, who has narrowly escaped death, feels as if there were "odd secrets . . . to tell" to the world of the living. She speculates about her next (and last) encounter with death, anticipating it with curiosity, and resigning herself to the "slow tramp [of] the centuries."
Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Mabel Loomis Todd & T. W. Higginson