Saturday, April 30, 2011

Stanza Saturday (6)


Stanza Saturday is a new weekly post to share poetry from either a home collection or from the library.  Find a book of poems, any poet will do, and open up to a random page and post the first poem you see.  If the poem is rather lengthy, feel free to post just the first stanza and be sure to include the poem's title, the book's title, and the poet. ^_^

This week's poem is:

A Poem
By Emily Dickinson
From For Love of Her

These are the days when Birds come back -
A very few - a Bird or two -
To take a backward look.

These are the days when skies resume
The old - old sophistries of June - 
A blue and gold mistake.

Oh fraud that cannot cheat the Bee - 
Almost thy plausibility
Induces my belief.

Till ranks of seeds their witness bear -
And softly thro' the altered air
Hurries a timid leaf.

Oh Sacrament of summer days,
Oh Last Communion in the Haze -
Permit a child to join.

Thy sacred emblems to partake -
Thy consecrated bread to take
And thine immortal wine!

What poem would you like to share today? ^_^


  1. Thank you for your comment on my wrap-up post. I'm really excited about graduate school now. I just need to figure out where I'm going to apply!

  2. I love Emily Dickinson! My favorite by her is "Hope is the thing with feathers." =]


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