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Emily Dickinson - Summer begins to have the look

Summer begins to have the look
Peruser of enchanting Book
Reluctantly but sure perceives
A gain upon the backward leaves --

Autumn begins to be inferred
By millinery of the cloud
Or deeper color in the shawl
That wraps the everlasting hill.

The eye begins its avarice
A meditation chastens speech
Some Dyer of a distant tree
Resumes his gaudy industry.

Conclusion is the course of All
At most to be perennial
And then elude stability
Recalls to immortality.

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Summer begins to have the look - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1682. Summer begins to have the look
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 2 of 2, added on July 11th, 2009 at 10:27 PM.

It's been pointed out that she names no color in this poem. It's like direct perception, and almost as if ther's no one there - no person relating the experience, but rather the experience itself.

She uses "leaves" of nature and of books together. The tone of meloncholy expresses the regret both of a passing of a season and the regret that a much-loved book will soon end.

Greg from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 22nd, 2007 at 8:19 AM.

its a very good poem.

Conrad from United States

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