Safe in their Alabaster Chambers (poem 216)
by Emily Dickinson
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers —
Untouched by Morning
And untouched by Noon —
Sleep the meek members of the Resurrection —
Rafter of satin,
And Roof of stone.
Light laughs the breeze
In her Castle above them —
Babbles the Bee in a stolid Ear,
Pipe the Sweet Birds in ignorant cadence —
Ah, what sagacity perished here!
Thirty-Four Songs on Poems of Emily Dickinson, Vol. 1
Composer(s): Arthur FarwellBuy via Boosey & Hawkes