Emily Dickinson: Fascicle 6

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Poem 16 (J 79-J 80: 1830-1886)

1:
Going to Heaven!
Going to Heaven!
Going to Heaven!
Going to Heaven!
2:
I dont know when
I don't know when
I don't know when ,
I don't know when ,
3:
Pray do not ask me how !
Pray do not ask me how !
Pray do not ask me how ,—
Pray do not ask me how ,—
4:
Indeed I'm too astonished
Indeed I'm too astonished
Indeed , I'm too astonished
Indeed , I'm too astonished
5:
To think of answering you!
To think of answering you!
To think of answering you!
To think of answering you!
6:
Going to Heaven !
Going to Heaven !
Going to Heaven !—
Going to Heaven !—
7:
How dim it sounds!
How dim it sounds!
How dim it sounds!
How dim it sounds!
8:
And yet it will be done
And yet it will be done
And yet it will be done
And yet it will be done
9:
As sure as flocks go home at night
As sure as flocks go home at night
As sure as flocks go home at night
As sure as flocks go home at night
10:
Unto the Shephard's arm!
Unto the Shephard's arm!
Unto the shepherd's arm!
Unto the shepherd's arm!
11:
Perhaps you're going too!
Perhaps you're going too!
Perhaps you're going too!
Perhaps you're going too!
12:
Who knows?
Who knows?
Who knows?
Who knows?
13:
If you sh'd get there first
If you should get there first
If you should get there first ,
If you should get there first ,
14:
Save just a little place for me
Save just a little space for me
Save just a little place for me
Save just a little place for me
15:
Close to the two I lost
Close to the two I lost
Close to the two I lost !
Close to the two I lost !
16:
The smallest Robe will fit me
The smallest Robe will fit me
The smallest robe will fit me ,
The smallest robe will fit me ,
17:
And just a bit of Crown
And just a bit of Crown
And just a bit of crown;
And just a bit of crown;
18:
For you know we do not mind our dress
For you know we do not mind our dress
For you know we do not mind our dress
For you know we do not mind our dress
19:
When we are going home
When we are going home
When we are going home .
When we are going home .
20:
I'm glad I dont believe it
I'm glad I don't believe it
I'm glad I don't believe it ,
I'm glad I don't believe it ,
21:
For it w'd stop my breath
For it would stop my breath
For it would stop my breath ,
For it would stop my breath ,
22:
And I'd like to look a little more
And I'd like to look a little more
And I'd like to look a little more
And I'd like to look a little more
23:
At such a curious Earth !
At such a curious Earth !
At such a curious earth !
At such a curious earth !
24:
I am glad they did believe it
I am glad they did believe it
I am glad they did believe it
I am glad they did believe it
25:
Whom I have never found
Whom I have never found
Whom I have never found
Whom I have never found
26:
Since the mighty Autumn afternoon
Since the mighty Autumn afternoon
Since the mighty autumm afternoon
Since the mighty autumm afternoon
27:
I left them in the ground.
I left them in the ground.
I left them in the ground.
I left them in the ground.
Image Map for Original Poem 16 I dont know when— I dont know when— Pray do not ask me how! Indeed I'm too astonished Going to Heaven! Unto the Shepard's arm! If you sh'd get there first If you sh'd get there first Save just a little place for me Close to the two I lost— The smallest 'Robe' will fit me The smallest 'Robe' will fit me And just a bit of 'Crown'— When we are going home— I'm glad I dont believe it I'm glad I dont believe it For it w'd stop my breath— For it w'd stop my breath— At such a curious Earth! Since the mighty Autumn afternoon
Image Map for Centenary Edition of Poem 16 Original Dickinson: I dont know when— Original Dickinson: I dont know when— Original Dickinson: Pray do not ask me how! Original Dickinson: Indeed I'm too astonished Original Dickinson: Going to Heaven! Original Dickinson: Unto the Shepard's arm! Original Dickinson: If you sh'd get there first Original Dickinson: If you sh'd get there first Original Dickinson: Save just a little place for me Original Dickinson: Close to the two I lost— Original Dickinson: The smallest 'Robe' will fit me Original Dickinson: The smallest 'Robe' will fit me Original Dickinson: And just a bit of 'Crown'— Original Dickinson: When we are going home— Original Dickinson: I'm glad I dont believe it Original Dickinson: I'm glad I dont believe it Original Dickinson: For it w'd stop my breath— Original Dickinson: For it w'd stop my breath— Original Dickinson: At such a curious Earth! Original Dickinson: Since the mighty Autumn afternoon
Image Map for Complete Poems of Poem 16 Original Dickinson: I dont know when— Original Dickinson: I dont know when— Original Dickinson: Pray do not ask me how! Original Dickinson: Indeed I'm too astonished Original Dickinson: Going to Heaven! Original Dickinson: Unto the Shepard's arm! Original Dickinson: If you sh'd get there first Original Dickinson: If you sh'd get there first Original Dickinson: Save just a little place for me Original Dickinson: Close to the two I lost— Original Dickinson: The smallest 'Robe' will fit me Original Dickinson: The smallest 'Robe' will fit me Original Dickinson: And just a bit of 'Crown'— Original Dickinson: When we are going home— Original Dickinson: I'm glad I dont believe it Original Dickinson: I'm glad I dont believe it Original Dickinson: For it w'd stop my breath— Original Dickinson: For it w'd stop my breath— Original Dickinson: At such a curious Earth! Original Dickinson: Since the mighty Autumn afternoon
Image Map for Poems, Second Series of Poem 16 Original Dickinson: I dont know when— Original Dickinson: I dont know when— Original Dickinson: Pray do not ask me how! Original Dickinson: Indeed I'm too astonished Original Dickinson: Going to Heaven! Original Dickinson: Unto the Shepard's arm! Original Dickinson: If you sh'd get there first Original Dickinson: If you sh'd get there first Original Dickinson: Save just a little place for me Original Dickinson: Close to the two I lost— Original Dickinson: The smallest 'Robe' will fit me Original Dickinson: The smallest 'Robe' will fit me Original Dickinson: And just a bit of 'Crown'— Original Dickinson: When we are going home— Original Dickinson: I'm glad I dont believe it Original Dickinson: I'm glad I dont believe it Original Dickinson: For it w'd stop my breath— Original Dickinson: For it w'd stop my breath— Original Dickinson: At such a curious Earth! Original Dickinson: Since the mighty Autumn afternoon