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First Robin

Rating: 2.9
I dreaded that first robin so,
But he is mastered now,
And I'm accustomed to him grown,--
He hurts a little, though.

I thought if I could only live
Till that first shout got by,
Not all pianos in the woods
Had power to mangle me.
I dared not meet the daffodils,
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* Sunprincess * 25 November 2015
.............a most astonishingly beautiful poem....love this adding to my favorites ?
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Seanchai the Storyteller 28 November 2006
I am convinced that this was written towards the end of Emily Dickinson's life when she knew she wouldn't last the year - dreading, yet anticipating the spring. So bittersweet, this awakening of the year!
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