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Poem by Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


The Return


THOUGH I get home how late, how late!
So I get home, 't will compensate.
Better will be the ecstasy
That they have done expecting me,
When, night descending, dumb and dark,
They hear my unexpected knock.
Transporting must the moment be,
Brewed from decades of agony!

To think just how the fires will burn,
Just how long-cheated eyes will turn
To wonder what myself will say,
And what itself will say to me,
Beguiles the centuries of way! 



Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's other poems:
  1. Renunciation
  2. Apotheosis
  3. The Pedigree of Honey
  4. The Bee Is Not Afraid of Me
  5. Bequest


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Traherne The Return ("To Infancy, O Lord, again I com")
  • Robert Service The Return ("They turned him loose; he bowed his head")

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