Let us Play Yesterday

by: Emily Dickinson

Let Us play Yesterday –
I — the Girl at school –
You — and Eternity — the
Untold Tale –

Easing my famine
At my Lexicon –
Logarithm — had I — for Drink –
‘Twas a dry Wine –

Somewhat different — must be –
Dreams tint the Sleep –
Cunning Reds of Morning
Make the Blind — leap –

Still at the Egg-life –
Chafing the Shell –
When you troubled the Ellipse –
And the Bird fell –

Manacles be dim — they say –
To the new Free –
Liberty — Commoner –
Never could — to me –

‘Twas my last gratitude
When I slept — at night –
‘Twas the first Miracle
Let in — with Light –

Can the Lark resume the Shell –
Easier — for the Sky –
Wouldn’t Bonds hurt more
Than Yesterday?

Wouldn’t Dungeons sorer frate
On the Man — free –
Just long enough to taste –
Then — doomed new –

God of the Manacle
As of the Free –
Take not my Liberty
Away from Me –

By: Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson Poetry

Poems about Freedom