Of Bronze — and Blaze —
The North — Tonight —
So adequate — it forms —
So preconcerted with itself —
So distant — to alarms —
And Unconcern so sovereign
To Universe, or me —
Infects my simple spirit
With Taints of Majesty —
Till I take vaster attitudes —
And strut upon my stem —
Disdaining Men, and Oxygen,
For Arrogance of them —

My Splendors, are Menagerie —
But their Completeless Show
Will entertain the Centuries
When I, am long ago,
An Island in dishonored Grass —
Whom none but Beetles — know.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem Of Bronze — and Blaze

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    The eternal, self-sufficient, majestic sky, seen at night, fills me with a vastness that helps me to scorn the arrogance of people.

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