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Emily Dickinson - Before the ice is in the pools

Before the ice is in the pools --
Before the skaters go,
Or any check at nightfall
Is tarnished by the snow --

Before the fields have finished,
Before the Christmas tree,
Wonder upon wonder
Will arrive to me!

What we touch the hems of
On a summer's day --
What is only walking
Just a bridge away --

That which sings so -- speaks so --
When there's no one here --
Will the frock I wept in
Answer me to wear?

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Before the ice is in the pools - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 37. Before the ice is in the pools
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Jul 24 2010

Comment 7 of 7, added on December 21st, 2014 at 8:26 AM.
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Comment 6 of 7, added on June 26th, 2010 at 7:34 AM.

This poem probably refers to the season before winter, which is fall.

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Comment 5 of 7, added on May 13th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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