Like Rain it sounded till it curved
And then I new ’twas Wind —
It walked as wet as any Wave
But swept as dry as sand —
When it had pushed itself away
To some remotest Plain
A coming as of Hosts was heard
It filled the Wells, it pleased the Pools
It warbled in the Road —
It pulled the spigot from the Hills
And let the Floods abroad —
It loosened acres, lifted seas
The sites of Centres stirred
Then like Elijah rode away
Upon a Wheel of Cloud.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Like Rain it sounded till it curved

1 Comment

  1. Finn Lovsted says:

    I recall another line that I don’t see in this version, but which is in a collection edited by Ted Hughes, ‘By Heart: 101 Poems to Remember’.

    After the line:
    A coming as of Hosts was heard

    Should be (?):
    That was indeed the rain

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