Nobody knows this little Rose —
It might a pilgrim be
Did I not take it from the ways
And lift it up to thee.
Only a Bee will miss it —
Only a Butterfly,
Hastening from far journey —
On its breast to lie —
Only a Bird will wonder —
Only a Breeze will sigh —
Ah Little Rose — how easy
For such as thee to die!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Nobody knows this little Rose

75 Comments

  1. Tiffany says:

    I love this poem it shows feelings and sadness into the person who is reading it……………..

    Tiffany

  2. Jared says:

    Emily is one the greatest contributers to the american life. all her poems are strong and valuable to us. They all include depression and saddness and that lets us see what everything is all about.

  3. kapri says:

    i loved this poem. i really felt it while i was reading it. i think other people did too.Emily is talking about how easly people can be forgotten. no one wants to be forgotten when they are gone.

  4. Dunia says:

    i love this poem…. this poem is the best poems.

  5. Olive says:

    I think Emily Dickinson realized the fact that none of us is any more important/insignificant than the other because every one is the same. From the line “How easy for such as thee to die”, we can tell she is trying to point out and emphasis the insignificance of human life. People often say that her poems are depressing. However, to me, they are all great philosophy lessons.

  6. emily says:

    This poem was one of the best poems i have heard from Emily Dickinson!! It shows a lot of emotion!! It shows feelings!

  7. amanda says:

    I loved this poem….and kappas you need to shut up your no better than us americans you just jealus.

  8. Kirsten says:

    Emily has inspired my life in so many ways, her work is so amazing to me and many other people i think that When she wrote her work she took her time and did her best

  9. Amy says:

    i think we’re all agreed that this is a magnificent poem, i really liked your comments mark. but i also think the rest of you who post a comment merely to insult someone else really need to get a life, i dont care what country your from. USA, Australia, Canada, whatever, we all got problems. did ya ever stop to think that its the negative people emily dickinson was avoiding by staying shut up in her house? maybe emily thought the rose was lucky, it would be missed by only a few, but its life still had meaning and was beautiful, no matter how secluded.

  10. Mark Cooper says:

    This poem is great, because it gives us a glance into Emily Dickinson’s soul, since she feels her life was a journey and she traveled it all alone and was so depressed, which is quite touching.

  11. wyita says:

    that poem was real good becaues i was feeling it i am a porty myself so if you need me just write at the e-mail i give you that poem was real nice

  12. April says:

    Nice…..that was very poetic

  13. Kandis says:

    This is to the Kappas crap talker: Why do you care what Ashley says, besides she is talking about the poem and relating it to her life like everyone on here does so quit talking crap and being jealous of Americans dont hate us cause you aint us you Australian dime store hooker

  14. markka says:

    hi! it seems that i am one of the most recent persons to visit this website! well, i also chose this poem for my hw, original, am i not? jajaja well, i think that this poem means how life will be after we pass away, if someone is going to notice or care, Many of us are scared that we are not thought of after we die, but as the poem says, we are pilgrims that are just little time in this world, so we have to enjoy it! bye,bye!

  15. machella says:

    I chose this poem 4 my h/w 2. I really thoght it was beautiful.

  16. meina says:

    this is the best poem i ever read. can show emotion feeling of a woman!!

  17. lea says:

    i am singing this poem in song form and i think it is very deep and has a great morral

  18. Breann says:

    i just wanted to say that i agree w/Ashley #9 in this. i also think that we should all live life to its fullest. i think that even if some people don’t notice that you’re there that that’s okay because there has got to be someone who will notice. and even if some people don’t notice life always goes on. just do your best and you’ll get through it. hey at least the rose had a bee and a butterfly who would miss it. well, any ways i just think that this poem says a lot about every day life.

  19. Bee says:

    I chose this for my h/w 2, I liked this poem and I think it is marvelous

  20. brittany says:

    this poems is really great..i choose this poem for my research report..it means to me that you should notice the people that you wouldn’t never notice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem by Emily Dickinson better? If accepted, your analysis will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.