Distrustful of the Gentian —
And just to turn away,
The fluttering of her fringes
Child my perfidy —
Weary for my ———-
I will singing go —
I shall not feel the sleet — then —
I shall not fear the snow.

Flees so the phantom meadow
Before the breathless Bee —
So bubble brooks in deserts
On Ears that dying lie —
Burn so the Evening Spires
To Eyes that Closing go —
Hangs so distant Heaven —
To a hand below.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Distrustful of the Gentian

3 Comments

  1. frumpo says:

    I shouldn’t doubt God because, though He is distant, there is evidence all around.

  2. amanda says:

    THIS IS THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER READ !!!

  3. mizatt z says:

    I thought it was…. TERRIBLE!

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