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Emily Dickinson - I robbed the Woods

I robbed the Woods --
The trusting Woods.
The unsuspecting Trees
Brought out their Burs and mosses
My fantasy to please.
I scanned their trinkets curious -- I grasped -- I bore away --
What will the solemn Hemlock --
What will the Oak tree say?

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 41. I robbed the Woods
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955
Poem of the Day: Feb 17 2002

Comment 8 of 8, added on March 30th, 2014 at 5:33 AM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from Turks and Caicos Islands
Comment 7 of 8, added on April 17th, 2006 at 4:55 PM.

This poem struck a completely different cord in me than what others portrayed in their comments, and that is why I felt compelled to write this. When I think of robbing the woods I think of how many things that the woods provide that I take with me once I leave them. For instance, acorns, rocks, sticks, leaves, and all of the other little treasures that the woods leave for passer-by's to take, act as souvenirs. Perhaps Emily Dickinson felt that the trees did not intensionally leave these trinkets for her, and so maybe occasionally she felt greedy or guilty for taking them.

Jeannine from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on February 28th, 2006 at 5:47 PM.

i loved this poem due to the comparison done!!!!


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