Emily Dickinson

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

How Noteless Men, And Pleiads, Stand - Poem by Emily Dickinson


How noteless Men, and Pleiads, stand,
Until a sudden sky
Reveals the fact that One is rapt
Forever from the Eye—

Members of the Invisible,
Existing, while we stare,
In Leagueless Opportunity,
O'ertakenless, as the Air—

Why didn't we detain Them?
The Heavens with a smile,
Sweep by our disappointed Heads
Without a syllable—

Comments about How Noteless Men, And Pleiads, Stand by Emily Dickinson

There is no comment submitted by members..

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?

Read poems about / on: smile, sky, heaven

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

[Hata Bildir]