Poemsby Emily Dickinson

Farewell

 Tie the strings to my life, my Lord,   Then I am ready to go! Just a look at the horses -   Rapid! That will do! 
 Put me in on the firmest side,   So I shall never fall; For we must ride to the Judgment,   And it's partly down hill. 
 But never I mind the bridges,   And never I mind the sea; Held fast in everlasting race   By my own choice and thee. 
 Good-by to the life I used to live,   And the world I used to know; And kiss the hills for me, just once;   Now I am ready to go!