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Emily Dickinson - To see the Summer Sky

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie --
True Poems flee --

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1472. To see the Summer Sky
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Aug 6 2008

Comment 16 of 16, added on December 21st, 2014 at 5:07 PM.

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Comment 15 of 16, added on January 24th, 2010 at 9:00 PM.

Hello?? What's this about a poem not being good if it's short?? Emily Dickinson is the BEST POET EVER (so far) and this poem is made all the more beautiful by its simplicity. In fact, you could even say this poem reflects its subject; because nature is so simple and beautiful, just like the poem.

Abi from United States
Comment 14 of 16, added on October 3rd, 2009 at 2:10 PM.

Firstly, I'd like to comment on the stupidity of "Lauren"'s comment. Emily Dickenson is no longer alive. So she cannot possibly write better poems in the future.

Also, I think the beauty of her poem is found in the simplicity. It says a lot about where poems come from. She is saying that poetry and beauty lie not in a book, but in the world. It's genius.

Alex from United States

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