Emily Dickinson

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

How happy is the little Stone


1510

How happy is the little Stone
That rambles in the Road alone,
And doesn't care about Careers
And Exigencies never fears—
Whose Coat of elemental Brown
A passing Universe put on,
And independent as the Sun
Associates or glows alone,
Fulfilling absolute Decree
In casual simplicity—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Form:


Do you like this poem?
5 person liked.
3 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: alone, happy, sun, fear

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 (How happy is the little Stone by Emily Dickinson )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Zofie Wingmaker (11/11/2011 7:55:00 PM)

    I think that since, for the first time, it rhymes its wonderful. But I don't exactly understand what she means by 'whose coat of elemental brown' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Adam Sobh (4/15/2009 1:55:00 PM)

    I'm doing a project on Emily Dickinson for my 11th grade American Literature class, and i need to find a poem by Miss Emily Dickinson and then analyze it, i chose this poem, but i don't really understand it, so if anybody could please explain it to me and help me to better understand it, i would be extremely grateful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danzen D. (12/3/2008 6:11:00 AM)

    No worries, no problems, no grief just existence. It's existence is very simple, staying there in its place, rain or shine. The author must be a bit frustrated with her task and focuses her gaze on a stone, sitting there seeming peaceful. You only get one shot at a life like this so it would be best to enjoy it, the smile after you have moved on, the relief after a hard test has been done. We were made to be something better than the stone, not just to sit around there and do nothing. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. A Winter Night, Robert Burns
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. A Bottle And Friend, Robert Burns
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. To A Mouse, Robert Burns

Poem of the Day

poet Gerard Manley Hopkins

To Christ our Lord


I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king-
dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ada Cambridge

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. When, Liam Hughes
  2. One Makes Do, Lawrence Beck
  3. Giving It Attention, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. I'm Filled, Michael P. McParland
  5. Overtaking Pathways, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Dear ED, Kristen Brown
  7. I Saw a Tiny Pony, Vera Sidhwa
  8. Future Lightening Strike, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. A bedroon in Lagos, Angell Afinowi
  10. Disconnect & Connect, Savita Tyagi
[Hata Bildir]