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Monday, November 26, 2007

For the Jacques Cousteau of Sleep

Think about this poem next time before you fall asleep. You will have sweet dreams.


Emily Dickinson (1830–86). Complete Poems. 1924.

Part Four: Time and Eternity


Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.