Because I Could Not Stop For Death

Because I could not stop for Death-
He kindly stopped for me-
The Carriage held but just Ourselves-
And Immortality.

by Emily Dickinson Click to read full poem

Comments (28)

Thank you for sharing
wow good to juss think about
wow thars a vtery deep poem but it makes u really think
wow that's deep like it make you think for a lil bit
I found this poem to be very intriguing because of the manner in which Dickinson describes an experience with the grim reaper or death.
The first two lines caught me.
So amazing. great poem
amazing poem..........................................
This poem was the poem that inspired me to write my first poem I was thirty five years old I owe her everything, she lit the flame, that shone the light Allan James Saywell
One of the best poems ever read by me.
i read this poem at school.
very emotional. nice poem.
I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough
Like whenever I have read this poem in the past, as now, I feel goosebumps. It has a chilling gothic style to it. One feels like they're already part of the Immortalised dead where scenes of life preceding death are like distant dreams. I feel like someone's walked over my grave whenever I read this poem!
marvellous poem...a deep thought! this is a very imaginative and creative write....would love to see this as a movie at the theatre...
She is courting Death, he is her suitor and she happily goes with him into eternity. She belongs with him, she felt comfortable with the presence of death; he is unescapable.
Love this poem. Death has been portrayed in a servile form awaiting our arrival. The way the author retells about the various stages of one's lives drift across while she is seated with death..amazing.
She found immortality and so too her poems.
Theme of Transcendentalism; transcendent from the mortal world to immortal world. beautiful