Emily Dickinson

Twas A Long Parting But The Time

poem 625

‘Twas a long Parting but the time For Interview had Come Before the Judgment Seat of God The last and second time These Fleshless Lovers met A Heaven in a Gaze A Heaven of Heavens the Privilege Of one another’s Eyes No Lifetime on Them Appareled as the new Unborn except They had beheld Born infiniter now Was Bridal e’er like This? A Paradise the Host And Cherubim and Seraphim The unobtrusive Guest

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