Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
April 25th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 288,299 comments.
Emily Dickinson - "Sic transit gloria mundi"

"Sic transit gloria mundi,"
"How doth the busy bee,"
"Dum vivimus vivamus,"
I stay mine enemy!

Oh "veni, vidi, vici!"
Oh caput cap-a-pie!
And oh "memento mori"
When I am far from thee!

Hurrah for Peter Parley!
Hurrah for Daniel Boone!
Three cheers, sir, for the gentleman
Who first observed the moon!

Peter, put up the sunshine;
Patti, arrange the stars;
Tell Luna, tea is waiting,
And call your brother Mars!

Put down the apple, Adam,
And come away with me,
So shalt thou have a pippin
From off my father's tree!

I climb the "Hill of Science,"
I "view the landscape o'er;"
Such transcendental prospect,
I ne'er beheld before!

Unto the Legislature
My country bids me go;
I'll take my india rubbers,
In case the wind should blow!

During my education,
It was announced to me
That gravitation, stumbling,
Fell from an apple tree!

The earth upon an axis
Was once supposed to turn,
By way of a gymnastic
In honor of the sun!

It was the brave Columbus,
A sailing o'er the tide,
Who notified the nations
Of where I would reside!

Mortality is fatal --
Gentility is fine,
Rascality, heroic,
Insolvency, sublime!

Our Fathers being weary,
Laid down on Bunker Hill;
And tho' full many a morning,
Yet they are sleeping still, --

The trumpet, sir, shall wake them,
In dreams I see them rise,
Each with a solemn musket
A marching to the skies!

A coward will remain, Sir,
Until the fight is done;
But an immortal hero
Will take his hat, and run!

Good bye, Sir, I am going;
My country calleth me;
Allow me, Sir, at parting,
To wipe my weeping e'e.

In token of our friendship
Accept this "Bonnie Doon,"
And when the hand that plucked it
Hath passed beyond the moon,

The memory of my ashes
Will consolation be;
Then, farewell, Tuscarora,
And farewell, Sir, to thee!

Share |

Added: Jan 9 2004 | Viewed: 10698 times | Comments and analysis of Comments (91)

"Sic transit gloria mundi" - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 3. "Sic transit gloria mundi"
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Dec 24 2014

Comment 91 of 91, added on December 21st, 2014 at 11:34 AM.
qXqQCYktrqJjwVfM

ykhIis There is perceptibly a bunch to know about this. I suppose you made various good points in features also.

crorkzz from Micronesia
Comment 90 of 91, added on December 17th, 2014 at 6:19 PM.
rOHbitNCryucqAwTi

Vi0N6Y Very informative post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

crorkz from China
Comment 89 of 91, added on August 4th, 2014 at 5:46 PM.
YEZfjvNvRNBT

WedfQg A round of applause for your article post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on...

crorkz matz from Uruguay

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, "Sic transit gloria mundi", has received 91 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links