I Reason, Earth Is Short


I reason, Earth is short—
And Anguish—absolute—
And many hurt,
But, what of that?

I reason, we could die—
The best Vitality
Cannot excel Decay,
But, what of that?

I reason, that in Heaven—
Somehow, it will be even—
Some new Equation, given—
But, what of that?

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (3)

............an interesting and thought provoking piece ★
Optimism divided by cynicism equals resignation- in Shakespearean tone... Magnificent poem! Dazzling brevity! MM
A beautiful poem from the great poet.