Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

A loss of something ever felt I


959

A loss of something ever felt I—
The first that I could recollect
Bereft I was—of what I knew not
Too young that any should suspect

A Mourner walked among the children
I notwithstanding went about
As one bemoaning a Dominion
Itself the only Prince cast out—

Elder, Today, a session wiser
And fainter, too, as Wiseness is—
I find myself still softly searching
For my Delinguent Palaces—

And a Suspicion, like a Finger
Touches my Forehead now and then
That I am looking oppositely
For the site of the Kingdom of Heaven—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
6 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read poems about / on: loss, today, children, heaven, child

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A loss of something ever felt I by Emily Dickinson )

Read all 3 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Pelorus Jack and his Knack, Stephen Katona
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]