Emily Dickinson, 1481

 
Te libjen hawwe, wie - krekt as
Wannear’t ús Dea komt - nij -
Unkundigens is ús Kuras -
Wy drage Stjerlikheid
Sa luftich as in Jurk op sicht
Oant ien seit - Ut dy Klean -
Oan hoe’t er ynkringt, ken men God -
Sa is ’t ek mei ’t Bestean -

 

We knew not that we were to live -
Nor when we are to die -
Our ignorance our Cuirass is -
We wear Mortality
As lightly as an Option Gown
Till asked to take it off -
By his intrusion, God is known -
It is the same with Life -

 

F1481 (J1462). Ofbylding: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: ‘We knew not that we were to live’ yn in brief fan Dickinson oan Maria Whitney.

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