Patience — has a quiet Outer —
Patience — Look within —
Is an Insect’s futile forces
Infinites — between —

‘Scaping one — against the other
Fruitlesser to fling —
Patience — is the Smile’s exertion
Through the quivering —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Patience — has a quiet Outer —

1 Comment

  1. bill brown says:

    Interesting but, overall too vague (I’m doing a workshop on patience and thought this a provocative intro via e-mail).
    When I get to the workshop, I know I’m gonna’ face a lot of questions (with no explanation)!
    It definitely gets peoples attention, though.

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