‘Twas later when the summer went
Than when the Cricket came —
And yet we knew that gentle Clock
Meant nought but Going Home —
‘Twas sooner when the Cricket went
Than when the Winter came
Yet that pathetic Pendulum
Keeps esoteric Time.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem ‘Twas later when the summer went

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