Emily Dickinson

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

A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!

Poem by Emily Dickinson

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A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!
Your prayers, oh Passer by!
From such a common ball as this
Might date a Victory!
From marshallings as simple
The flags of nations swang.
Steady—my soul: What issues
Upon thine arrow hang!


Comments about A Day! Help! Help! Another Day! by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (10/21/2016 5:25:00 AM)

    Steady—my soul: What issues
    Upon thine arrow hang! - - again the anxiety about a national problem and the awaiting issues there upon
    Emily is a poetry-Goddess- 10(Report)Reply

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  • Angelina Holmes (5/4/2014 8:08:00 AM)

    Love how she puts so much feeling into it...(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (4/29/2014 9:53:00 PM)

    ........a wonderful poem....hope someone gave ms. Emily some help....very nice to read..(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (3/29/2014 8:56:00 PM)

    ...........a write full of emotion....very nice...(Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (3/26/2006 2:07:00 AM)

    flag on its own is limp
    downcast, mere fabric
    give him wind
    and in a second
    it springs to life
    to uphold its career
    in honour and pride
    it swings us into
    a sea of patriotism
    love for one's nation
    could man then
    be an island?(Report)Reply

    12 person liked.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003