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Emily Dickinson - A Light exists in Spring

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 Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

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.

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 812. A Light exists in Spring
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 16 of 16, added on May 31st, 2009 at 4:26 PM.

at first i dint understand it well, then i had to memorize it to tell the whole class! sure i was nervous but now i understand it well and am not nervous at all. i love this poem!

magoo (nickname) from United States
Comment 15 of 16, added on May 19th, 2009 at 4:00 PM.

I think its a shame that some people on this forum are 'trashing' poetry simply because you can't understand it. To suggest that poetry is something that contaminates society, or that poets should do math or science, is quite funny considering that this poem is trying the emphasise that life is about more than work, science and verifiable facts. your loss if you can't appreciate this eye opening poem.

Jack from United Kingdom
Comment 14 of 16, added on March 16th, 2009 at 4:05 AM.

This poem doesn't need to be about DST. It can still relate to earlier sunrises in the springtime since it would be after the winter solstice.

Andy

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