Nature — sometimes sears a Sapling —
Sometimes — scalps a Tree —
Her Green People recollect it
When they do not die —

Fainter Leaves — to Further Seasons —
Dumbly testify —
We — who have the Souls —
Die oftener — Not so vitally —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Nature — sometimes sears a Sapling

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    Nature recycles; our souls are not recycled. I like Chris’s interpretation.

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