- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 96
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 57: Called Back. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 20, 2021, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 57: Called Back." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. June 20, 2021.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 57: Called Back," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed June 20, 2021,.
Just lost when I was saved!
Just felt the world go by!
Just girt me for the onset with eternity,
When breath blew back,
And on the other side
I heard recede the disappointed tide!
Therefore, as one returned, I feel,
Odd secrets of the line to tell!
Some sailor, skirting foreign shores,
Some pale reporter from the awful doors
Before the seal!
Next time, to stay!
Next time, the things to see
By ear unheard,
Unscrutinized by eye.
Next time, to tarry,
While the ages steal, —
Slow tramp the centuries,
And the cycles wheel.