Because I Could Not Stop for Death - Natalie Merchant

Because I could not stop for Death,
he kindly stopped for me
the carriage held but just ourselves
and Immortality

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
and I had put away
my labor, and my leisure too,
for his civility

We passed the school where children played
at wrestling in a ring

We passed the fields of gazing grain,
we passed the setting sun

We paused before a house that seemed
a swelling in the ground
the roof was scarcely visible,
the cornice but a mound

Since then 'tis centuries but each
feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
were toward eternity

Because I could not stop for Death,
he kindly stopped for me
the carriage held but just ourselves

and Immortality

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