- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 91
Dickinson, E. (1896). Time and Eternity, Poem 25: Dying. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved April 18, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Time and Eternity, Poem 25: Dying." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. April 18, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity, Poem 25: Dying," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed April 18, 2014,.
The sun kept setting, setting still;
No hue of afternoon
Upon the village I perceived, —
From house to house 't was noon.
The dusk kept dropping, dropping still;
No dew upon the grass,
But only on my forehead stopped,
And wandered in my face.
My feet kept drowsing, drowsing still,
My fingers were awake;
Yet why so little sound myself
Unto my seeming make?
How well I knew the light before!
I could not see it now.
'T is dying, I am doing; but
I'm not afraid to know.