A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!
Your prayers, oh Passer by!
From such a common ball as this
Might date a Victory!
From marshallings as simple
The flags of nations swang.
Steady — my soul: What issues
Upon thine arrow hang!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!


  1. Emily Hughes says:

    This is a really powerful poem. i feel this way about the war in Afganastain. This is also the way I feel on mondays!

  2. Duct Tape Gitl says:

    the information about the poem states the poem was written/published in 1955.if this is true then it was not written by emily dickenson. it is possable in my oppinion that the poem was not found untill 1955. In this case it is possable that miss emily wrote this in a time of tragety. so by saying your prayers oh passer by she probably is saying that she needs a shoulder to cry on. As with all of miss emily’s poems there is usually another meaning. if anyone finds another meaning please email me i would love to know any hidden/ obvious meanings

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