Emily Dickinson

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

A Light Exists In Spring - Poem by Emily Dickinson


A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human naturefeels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.

Comments about A Light Exists In Spring by Emily Dickinson

  • (5/4/2014 9:26:00 AM)

    Spring is the best season! (Report) Reply

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  • (4/29/2014 10:04:00 PM)

    .........light is magical....wonderful poem... (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2014 7:48:00 PM)

    ........a wonderful poem....and spring is a great theme...enjoyed... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001

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