57 Death and Life

Emily Dickinson

Apparently with no surprise
To any happy flower,
The frost beheads it at its play
In accidental power.
The blond assassin passes on,
The sun proceeds unmoved
To measure off another day
For an approving God.


“Death and Life” by Emily Dickinson was published in Poems: Three Series, Complete. It is in the public domain and was accessed through Project Gutenberg at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/12242/12242-h/12242-h.htm.


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