I Shall Not Care
When I am dead, and over me bright April
Shakes out her rain drenched hair,
Tho’ you should lean above me broken-hearted,
I shall not care.
For I shall have peace. As leafy trees are peaceful
When rain bends down the bough.
And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted
Than you are now.
* Often assumed to be her suicide note from 1933, this poem was actually published in her 1915 collection Rivers to the Sea.