Emily Dickinson

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

A lane of Yellow led the eye - Poem by Emily Dickinson

A lane of Yellow led the eye
Unto a Purple Wood
Whose soft inhabitants to be
Surpasses solitude
If Bird the silence contradict
Or flower presume to show
In that low summer of the West
Impossible to know -

Topic(s) of this poem: summer


Comments about A lane of Yellow led the eye by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (11/2/2016 8:29:00 AM)


    Emily, I wonder again and again at you....how, only you can bring in such amazing imageries? Yellow lane of summer...wonderful...and is it birds or flowers that contradict silence? I feel as if I was with you at that moment...even I don't know the answer- -10 (Report) Reply

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  • (4/14/2016 1:30:00 AM)


    An amazing narration of the manifestations of summer in particular and nature in general with it's motley colors.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • (9/20/2015 12:01:00 AM)


    ...........beautiful poem, with amazing use of color in imagery ★ (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/7/2015 8:41:00 AM)


    It surpasses solitude with wonderful vision in this amazing poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 7, 2015



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