To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie —
True Poems flee —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem To see the Summer Sky


  1. Abi says:

    Hello?? What’s this about a poem not being good if it’s short?? Emily Dickinson is the BEST POET EVER (so far) and this poem is made all the more beautiful by its simplicity. In fact, you could even say this poem reflects its subject; because nature is so simple and beautiful, just like the poem.

  2. rachel says:

    its really a good poem………and i love it……………a lot.

  3. megan says:

    I love this poem, its short and sweet. She can really stun you in such a little poem. I LOVE IT.

  4. Lauren says:

    That poem was soooooooo boring…i hope she will write better poems unlike that one in the future!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jenny says:

    i agree with nicole also i love emily dickinson and you can just feel when the poem is right in your heart but its hard t explain.

  6. frank says:

    that poem is not that good not long

  7. matthew says:

    this poem was short and arn’t they suppose to have 5 lines.

  8. Anonymous says:

    umm…is the hyperbole in this poem?? I DON’T SEE ANY!!!

  9. hayden says:

    yea, i’ve always enjoyed this poem. one, because it’s shortness and simplicity, two, because it says, as is very true, that the best of poems one could never write.

  10. Ashley says:

    I totaly agree with you Nicole. I think what she’s trying to say is that poem, good poems should be verbal not written down so it can be changed and made better!

  11. Nakiah says:

    This poem is short but sweet straight to the poi8nt6 but also has alot of meaning in it. It is a good poem and I like it.

  12. alex says:

    This is a short poem I definitely agree. But I’ve always admired Emily Dickinson’s work and its one of the many short ones that I like– alex

  13. Shaquita says:

    I love this poem.For one it is short but has so much meaning behind it.Alot of times it doesn’t take alot of thiniking to create a poem,because all you have to do is observe the atmosphere around you.I can also relate to what she says about the good poems.Because alot of them fade away after time!!

  14. Nicole says:

    I believe what Dickinson is saying in this poem, is that there is poetry ever where in a summer sky, and that you can just see and feel it and you can not capture it in a book.

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