You are currently browsing articles tagged leaf.
‘Twas the old — road — through pain –
That unfrequented — one –
With many a turn — and thorn –
That stops — at Heaven –
This — was the Town — she passed –
There — where she — rested — last –
Then — stepped more fast –
The little tracks — close prest –
Then — not so swift –
Slow — slow — as feet did weary — grow –
Then — stopped — no other track!
Wait! Look! Her little Book –
The leaf — at love — turned back –
Her very Hat –
And this worn shoe just fits the track –
Herself — though — fled!
Another bed — a short one –
Women make — tonight –
In Chambers bright –
Too out of sight — though –
For our hoarse Good Night –
To touch her Head!
Do you have a Nook? Get the Daily Dickinson Nook Screensaver collection!
Tags: back, bed, book, chambers, close, fast, feet, fits, fled, good night, grow, hat, head, heaven, herself, hoarse, last, leaf, little, look, Love, old, pain, passed, prest, rested, road, shoe, short, sight, slow, stepped, stopped, stops, swift, thorn, tonight, touch, town, track, tracks, turn, unfrequented, wait, weary, women, worn
Make me a picture of the sun –
So I can hang it in my room –
And make believe I’m getting warm
When others call it “Day”!
Draw me a Robin — on a stem –
So I am hearing him, I’ll dream,
And when the Orchards stop their tune –
Put my pretense — away –
Say if it’s really — warm at noon –
Whether it’s Buttercups — that “skim” –
Or Butterflies — that “bloom”?
Then — skip — the frost — upon the lea –
And skip the Russet — on the tree –
Let’s play those — never come!
Tags: away, believe, bloom, buttercups, butterflies, day, draw, dream, frost, hang, hearing, leaf, noon, orchards, picture, play, pretense, robin, room, russet, skim, skip, stem, sun, tree, tune, warm
Pigmy seraphs — gone astray –
Velvet people from Vevay –
Balles from some lost summer day –
Bees exclusive Coterie –
Paris could not lay the fold
Belted down with Emerald –
Venice could not show a check
Of a tint so lustrous meek –
Never such an Ambuscade
As of briar and leaf displayed
For my little damask maid –
I had rather wear her grace
Than an Earl’s distinguished face –
I had rather dwell like her
Than be “Duke of Exeter” –
Royalty enough for me
To subdue the Bumblebee.
Tags: ambuscade, astray, balles, bees, briar, bumblebee, coterie, damask, day, distinguished, duke, dwell, earl, emerald, face, grace, leaf, lost, lustrous, maid, meek, paris, people, pigmy, royalty, seraphs, subdue, summer, tint, velvet, venice, vevay
These are the days when Birds come back –
A very few — a Bird or two –
To take a backward look.
These are the days when skies resume
The old — old sophistries of June –
A blue and gold mistake.
Oh fraud that cannot cheat the Bee –
Almost thy plausibility
Induces my belief.
Till ranks of seeds their witness bear –
And softly thro’ the altered air
Hurries a timid leaf.
Oh Sacrament of summer days,
Oh Last Communion in the Haze –
Permit a child to join.
Thy sacred emblems to partake –
They consecrated bread to take
And thine immortal wine!
Tags: air, back, backward, bee, belief, birds, blue, bread, child, communion, consecreated, days, emblems, few, fraud, gold, haze, immortal, leaf, look, mistake, plausibility, sacrament, sacred, seeds, skies, sophistries, summer, timid, wine, witness