Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! - Poem by Emily Dickinson


A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!
Your prayers, oh Passer by!
From such a common ball as this
Might date a Victory!
From marshallings as simple
The flags of nations swang.
Steady—my soul: What issues
Upon thine arrow hang!

Comments about A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! by Emily Dickinson

  • (5/4/2014 8:08:00 AM)

    Love how she puts so much feeling into it... (Report) Reply

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  • (4/29/2014 9:53:00 PM)

    ........a wonderful poem....hope someone gave ms. Emily some help....very nice to read.. (Report) Reply

  • (3/29/2014 8:56:00 PM)

    ...........a write full of emotion....very nice... (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (3/26/2006 2:07:00 AM)

    flag on its own is limp
    downcast, mere fabric
    give him wind
    and in a second
    it springs to life
    to uphold its career
    in honour and pride
    it swings us into
    a sea of patriotism
    love for one's nation
    could man then
    be an island?
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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