Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 28th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,918 comments.
Emily Dickinson - The Lightning playeth -- all the while --

The Lightning playeth -- all the while --
But when He singeth -- then --
Ourselves are conscious He exist --
And we approach Him -- stern --

With Insulators -- and a Glove --
Whose short -- sepulchral Bass
Alarms us -- tho' His Yellow feet
May pass -- and counterpass --

Upon the Ropes -- above our Head --
Continual -- with the News --
Nor We so much as check our speech --
Nor stop to cross Ourselves --

Share |

Added: Jan 9 2004 | Viewed: 3360 times | Comments and analysis of The Lightning playeth -- all the while -- by Emily Dickinson Comments (0)

The Lightning playeth -- all the while -- - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 630. The Lightning playeth -- all the while --
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jul 14 2004
There are no comments for this poem. Why not be the first one to post something about it?

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Lightning playeth -- all the while --, has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore