Emily Dickinson

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

You Cannot Put A Fire Out - Poem by Emily Dickinson

530

You cannot put a Fire out—
A Thing that can ignite
Can go, itself, without a Fan—
Upon the slowest Night—

You cannot fold a Flood—
And put it in a Drawer—
Because the Winds would find it out—
And tell your Cedar Floor—


Comments about You Cannot Put A Fire Out by Emily Dickinson

  • * Sunprincess * (1/22/2016 11:43:00 PM)

    ....oh wow, brilliant...i like this alot...especially
    the second stanza ★ (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



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: fire, night, wind



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



[Hata Bildir]