Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The morns are meeker than they were / Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were —
The nuts are getting brown —
The berry's cheek is plumper —
The Rose is out of town.

The Maple wears a gayer scarf —
The field a scarlet gown —
Lest I should be old fashioned
I'll put a trinket on.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

[Poem is in the public domain worldwide]

Emily Dickinson biography

1 comment:

  1. When Emily Dickinson died in 1886, hundreds of poems were found scattered through her home. The were subsequently organized and published posthumously.
    For TBB's reprints of Dickinson's poems will not use either of their standard numbering systems, neither of which she used, nor dates of composition, which are usually best estimates of others. The first line has been used as a post title, but the poems themselves are left untitled, the way she wrote them.