If I Should Die – Emily Dickinson


If I should die,
And you should live,
And time should gurgle on,
And morn should beam,
And noon should burn,
As it has usual done;
If birds should build as early,
And bees as bustling go,–
One might depart at option
From enterprise below!
‘Tis sweet to know that stocks will stand
When we with daisies lie,
That commerce will continue,
And trades as briskly fly.
It make the parting tranquil
And keeps the soul serene,
That gentlemen so sprightly
Conduct the pleasing scene!

2 thoughts on “If I Should Die – Emily Dickinson

  1. I hope that losing a loved one is as easy as it sounds in this poem. Inspite that death it is part of life at some point we all accept that life will go on even after they pass. However it is also a fact that life won’t be the same without them.

    1. I agree. I once wrote a quote about this: http://wp.me/p3qVUI-bNZ01
      Death is a new experience, unknown to us, that happens to the dead. And as I succinctly conveyed in this quote, it’s also a new experience for those who were close to the dead, the beloved ones. Separation is a brutal sensation that accompanies death: to know life for the first time without someone dear. And to know for the first time that this person is going through something completely alone; you cannot know about him/her and you cannot share. Out of reflection over this reality, we should enjoy having our beloved ones as much as we can while they are there; maybe tomorrow any of us may not be there anymore.

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