Emily Dickinson

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

A Light Exists In Spring - Poem by Emily Dickinson

A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human naturefeels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.


Comments about A Light Exists In Spring by Emily Dickinson

  • (4/17/2018 7:05:00 PM)


    The reader is horrible! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Henry Tong (2/16/2018 11:24:00 AM)


    What a lucid expression of Spring... I guess Emily Dickinson mixed nature with faith so that all Creatures were alive in her pen. (Report) Reply

  • (6/26/2017 11:31:00 AM)


    Beauty of nature.. Nice poem (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2017 11:31:00 PM)


    Trade has suddenly encroached
    Upon a sacrament
    Great conceptualization. Thanks for sharing it here.
    (Report) Reply

  • Amar Agarwala (4/10/2017 7:44:00 PM)


    Emily Dickinson is a master of verses, rhythm, rhyme and meter... all which goes to make memorable poems. And without doubt her creations are all beyond compare. She is one 'Classical Great' and I count her amongst the top ten poets the world has ever produced. Besides, she is one of my favourites. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (4/10/2017 4:12:00 PM)


    A beautiful lesson in how it is done and done in a quietly passionate way. (Report) Reply

  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/10/2017 12:38:00 PM)


    Full of imagery....I love this.
    Thanks for sharing!
    (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/10/2017 12:31:00 PM)


    Through Emily Dickson's poem the spring comes alive in beautiful images
    of bright light and sensitivity.
    (Report) Reply

  • Taylor H (4/10/2017 10:02:00 AM)


    I cant help but love Emily's poetry. There is always a heart, and emotion, behind every word she puts down. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (4/10/2017 8:29:00 AM)


    She is master of creative thinking and unique expressions. So wonderful to read her poem. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Amrod (4/10/2017 7:01:00 AM)


    With her conciseness she is the total master as we know. This poem truly evokes the experience of Spring in words. Such an exquisite masterpiece. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2017 5:18:00 AM)


    an enlightening poem that after reading puts a spring in your step? ...............joyfully written. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/10/2017 4:48:00 AM)


    Fantastic expression on spring. Beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ash Frost (4/10/2017 4:38:00 AM)


    i love nature & become more on it by this thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/10/2017 1:41:00 AM)


    But human nature feels.... thanks for posting.... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/10/2017 12:56:00 AM)


    As horizons step! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (5/4/2014 9:26:00 AM)


    Spring is the best season! (Report) Reply

  • (4/29/2014 10:04:00 PM)


    .........light is magical....wonderful poem... (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2014 7:48:00 PM)


    ........a wonderful poem....and spring is a great theme...enjoyed... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2001



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