The Bustle in the House

PL

The bustle in a house
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth, —
The sweeping up the heart,
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again
Until eternity.

First print Time and Eternity XXII, 22
Johnson 1078 | Franklin 1108

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