Poem of the Week: A Day

Thursday Greetings!

This week I’m introducing Emily Dickinson’s poem “A Day.” To be perfectly honest, I’m far from an expert on Emily Dickinson, but I would like to study her works more. Starting with this one!

The Only Other Known Photo Of Dickinson, Taken In 1847 When She Was A Teenager:

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

A Day

“I’ll tell you how the sun rose, —
A ribbon at a time.
The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.

The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
“That must have been the sun!”

But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while

Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.”

~Emily Dickinson


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