Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Houses—so The Wise Men Tell Me— - P

"Houses"—so the Wise Men tell me—
"Mansions"! Mansions must be warm!
Mansions cannot let the tears in,
Mansions must exclude the storm!

"Many Mansions," by "his Father,"
I don't know him; snugly built!
Could the Children find the way there—
Some, would even trudge tonight!
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