Because I could not stop for death
- Date of entry: May-07-2001
From centuries beyond the grave, the narrator describes the peaceful process of her passing, in which Death is personified and escorts her in his carriage. During the leisurely ride, she passes many ordinary sights: a school house, fields--but finally realizes that the ride will last for all eternity.
First published: 1890
Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Mabel Loomis Todd & T. W. Higginson