Emily Dickinson

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

A Man May Make A Remark - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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A Man may make a Remark—
In itself—a quiet thing
That may furnish the Fuse unto a Spark
In dormant nature—lain—

Let us deport—with skill—
Let us discourse—with care—
Powder exists in Charcoal—
Before it exists in Fire.


Comments about A Man May Make A Remark by Emily Dickinson

  • Kevin Patrick (9/22/2018 3:25:00 PM)

    Language has a power to change and alter states of being, even a remark that sounds like a throw away quip, can have a power of lightning if taken the wrong way. Another fabulous observation from one of the greatest poets of the medium. (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (11/4/2016 10:27:00 AM)

    this sounds like a riddle...I fail to make it out...but Emily, your poems are always magical- 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (4/29/2014 10:10:00 PM)

    .......very observant and a wonderful write.. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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