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Comment 19 of 94, added on January 6th, 2012 at 10:32 AM.
Question..

This poem is one of my favorite poems of Emily Dickinson-- &I was
wondering if anyone knew of what the theme is for this poem?

Trinn
Comment 18 of 94, added on March 24th, 2011 at 12:23 PM.
hey

i do so love this poem it is a really good poem

sophia from United States
Comment 17 of 94, added on March 3rd, 2010 at 8:33 PM.
life and death

@gabse, i think you touched on what the meaning of the poem is, its about
the cycle of life and death. the third and fourth stanzas create a
spiritual feel to the poem. "held in a truer land" "they're thine" "serener
bright" "golden light" the bird (or person/loved one) has died. its no
longer returning to her, it shall sing to her from a "distant tree."

steph from United States
Comment 16 of 94, added on January 24th, 2010 at 11:13 AM.

I LOVED THIS POEM! It basically means: if you love something, let it go. If
it was meant to be, they will come back to you. You know the saying! It was
beautiful.

Abi from United States
Comment 15 of 94, added on May 21st, 2008 at 1:23 PM.

hey..
i personally think that the bird represents some kind of never ending
circle.. emily dickinson knows the bird has to leave her, but she also
knows that he will come back because he has to come back, that's just the
way it goes in nature.
and i also think the bird musn't necessarily represent a person/ a thing
that went away/ she lost, but could show how deep feelings can be
restrained or taken away, but will come back someday.
sry if it sounds a bit crazy^^

gabse from Germany

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Information about I have a Bird in spring

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 5. I have a Bird in spring
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: 1955
Added: Jan 9 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 30 2000


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