On this long storm the Rainbow rose —
On this late Morn — the Sun —
The clouds — like listless Elephants —
Horizons — straggled down —

The Birds rose smiling, in their nests —
The gales — indeed — were done —
Alas, how heedless were the eyes —
On whom the summer shone!

The quiet nonchalance of death —
No Daybreak — can bestir —
The slow — Archangel’s syllables
Must awaken her!

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem On this long storm the Rainbow rose

1 Comment

  1. frumpo says:

    After a storm, a calm beauty arises in Nature, but we do not notice. After a death, it will take the shout of the Archangels to wake the dead.

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