Emily Dickinson, 775

 
Benaudens - docht mear Kwea as Dea -
Breed as er wêze mei,
Is Dea mar Dea - en nimt net ta -
Benaudens - nimt gjin ein -

Fergiet - en libbet dan fernijd -
Genôch om wer te stjerren -
Teneate gean - Unstjerlikheid
Is it mei gimmelearre -

 

Suspense - is Hostiler than Death -
Death - tho’soever Broad,
Is just Death, and cannot increase -
Suspense - does not conclude -

But perishes - to live anew -
But just anew to die -
Annihilation - plated fresh -
With Immortality -

 

F775 (J705). Ofbylding: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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