They dropped like Flakes —
They dropped like Stars —
Like Petals from a Rose —
When suddenly across the June
A wind with fingers — goes —

They perished in the Seamless Grass —
No eye could find the place —
But God can summon every face
Of his Repealless — List.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem They dropped like Flakes

1 Comment

  1. Brian Strand says:

    Emily shows that her image poetry ,as exampled here,shows that she was a forerunner of Lowell/Pound and the under-rated Adelaide Crapsey.

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