January 26, 1924- February 17, 2002
Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor and my leisure too,
For his civility.
We paused before a house that seemed
a swelling of the ground;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.
Since then t'is centuries; but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.