Exhilaration is the Breeze
That lifts us from the Ground
And leaves us in another place
Whose statement is not found —

Returns us not, but after time
We soberly descend
A little newer for the term
Upon Enchanted Ground —

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Exhilaration is the Breeze


  1. larry o'brien says:

    I’m just puzzling this out:statement has two different senses–one is financial (a bank statement) and the other is a description of a form of speech. It just occurred to me that the two together make a figure of speech.. the banking terms-statement, term and soberly (who’s more sober than bankers) contrast with exhiliration and enchanted

  2. DWJ says:

    Others have mentioned singing this song in choir. I am a director planning to teach it to my students this year. For those interested, the version I plan to use is by Neil Ginsburg, and is published by Heritage Music Press. JWPepper.com is an excellent resource to find this song.

  3. marissa says:

    we are singing this for chorus too and it is just a really pretty song= ]

  4. alyssa says:

    I’m in an advanced choir group at school, and we’re signing a song with these lyrics, and the song is so incredibly pretty.

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