A Narrow Fellow In The Grass Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Narrow Fellow In The Grass

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A narrow fellow in the grass
Occasionally rides;
You may have met him,--did you not,
His notice sudden is.

The grass divides as with a comb,
A spotted shaft is seen;
And then it closes at your feet
And opens further on.

He likes a boggy acre,
A floor too cool for corn.
Yet when a child, and barefoot,
I more than once, at morn,

Have passed, I thought, a whip-lash
Unbraiding in the sun,--
When, stooping to secure it,
It wrinkled, and was gone.

Several of nature's people
I know, and they know me;
I feel for them a transport
Of cordiality;

But never met this fellow,
Attended or alone,
Without a tighter breathing,
And zero at the bone.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jane Calamity 18 May 2012

You may have met him, -did you not, and A floor too cool for corn. are fantastic lines.

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Cathy Coates 10 February 2008

This is often one of the first Dickinson poems introduced to children, and of course, it is memorable.

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Scooby 08 October 2018

Its actually ridiculous

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Indira Renganathan 06 November 2016

some reptile left for us to guess.....nature is bountiful....lots to admire..great write- 10

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Sally Mckenna 12 August 2016

What is meant by the "narrow fellow"?

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* Sunprincess * 23 May 2016

.....an exemplary write, beautifully penned ?

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Angelina Holmes 05 May 2014

nature is always beautiful.

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