Emily Dickinson

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

Civilization&Mdash;Spurns&Mdash;The Leopard! - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Civilization—spurns—the Leopard!
Was the Leopard—bold?
Deserts—never rebuked her Satin—
Ethiop—her Gold—
Tawny—her Customs—
She was Conscious—
Spotted—her Dun Gown—
This was the Leopard's nature—Signor—
Need—a keeper—frown?

Pity—the Pard—that left her Asia—
Memories—of Palm—
Cannot be stifled—with Narcotic—
Nor suppressed—with Balm—

Comments about Civilization&Mdash;Spurns&Mdash;The Leopard! by Emily Dickinson

  • Brian Jani (7/13/2014 11:51:00 AM)

    what an artistically and skilful way of writing you have here in this fine poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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