Episode

The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

American Public Media

Arts, Literature, Education, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

Literature 10
Arts 49

A poem each day, plus literary and historical notes from this day in history

Website

I heard a Fly buzz... by Emily Dickinson | Sunday, May 15, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 15th, 2016

Episode 585 of 782 episodes

I heard a Fly buzz—when I died— The Stillness in the Room Was like the Stillness in the Air— Between the Heaves of Storm— The Eyes around—had wrung them dry— And Breaths were gathering firm For that last Onset—when the King Be witnessed—in the Room— I willed my Keepsakes—signed away What portions of me be... Read more »

Featured Podcast

Listen