The Chariot

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Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me ;
The carriage held but just ourselves
And Immortality.

We slowly drove, he knew no haste,
And I had put away
My labor, and my leisure too,
For his civility.

We passed the school where children played,
Their lessons scarcely done ;
We passed the fields of gazing grain,
We passed the setting sun.

We paused before a house that seemed
A swelling of the ground ;
The roof was scarcely visible,
The cornice but a mound.

Since then 't is centuries ;  but each
Feels shorter than the day
I first surmised the horses' heads
Were toward eternity.


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