Because I could not stop for death, He stopped before me Choosing the dark dock In a deep valley Amidst the lofty mountains And started pouring out his anguish By crying out tears Until the sun shone again!
The line “Because I could not stop for death” is the first line of a poem by Emily Dickinson. Here, I’ve used it to denote the inevitability of nature’s wrath.
The time of death’s arrival is an uncertain happening; So is the nature of natural disasters. In the above verse, the burst of rain clouds is personified as death, and the idea is inspired by the recent Yaas cyclone that hit India.