- 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: 63
Dickinson, E. (1896). Time and Eternity, Poem 24. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 24, 2023, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Time and Eternity, Poem 24." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. September 24, 2023.
Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity, Poem 24," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed September 24, 2023,.
Afraid? Of whom am I afraid?
Not death; for who is he?
The porter of my father's lodge
As much abasheth me.
Of life? 'T were odd I fear a thing
That comprehendeth me
In one or more existences
At Deity's decree.
Of resurrection? Is the east
Afraid to trust the morn
With her fastidious forehead?
As soon impeach my crown!