Apparently with no surprise
To any happy Flower
The Frost beheads it at its play —
In accidental power —
The blonde Assassin passes on —
The Sun proceeds unmoved
To measure off another Day
For an Approving God.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Apparently with no surprise


  1. Robert Osborne says:

    Words that crystallize into bright diamonds and speak of the bittersweet essence that is life: things that make us cry with their beauty, like a blinding light that suddenly burst from its shell, casting a dazzling essence that strikes the clavichord of the soul, and you begin to understand the joy and the sadness that is life: This is the magic of poetry at its best.

  2. salma says:

    Dickinson wants to show the mortality of all living creatures.She starts by mentioning the flower.the frost cuts its head in an unexpected power,and kills its beauty and happiness. then, she described the sun rays as a blond killer who murders the frost,who had killed the flower,by melting it. then, the sun rays dies in the sun set in order to start a new day. And this is the cycle of nature.

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