Emily Dickinson

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

Have You Got A Brook In Your Little Heart - Poem by Emily Dickinson

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Have you got a Brook in your little heart,
Where bashful flowers blow,
And blushing birds go down to drink,
And shadows tremble so—

And nobody knows, so still it flows,
That any brook is there,
And yet your little draught of life
Is daily drunken there—

Why, look out for the little brook in March,
When the rivers overflow,
And the snows come hurrying from the fills,
And the bridges often go—

And later, in August it may be—
When the meadows parching lie,
Beware, lest this little brook of life,
Some burning noon go dry!


Comments about Have You Got A Brook In Your Little Heart by Emily Dickinson

  • (11/19/2015 8:50:00 AM)


    ....truly exceptional, a lovely write ★ (Report) Reply

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  • (5/2/2013 2:52:00 PM)


    Typo in the third stanza~ should be And the snows come hurrying from the hills, (Report) Reply

  • (5/2/2013 2:51:00 PM)


    Typo in the poem-
    Third stanza~ And the snows come hurrying from the hills,

    Love the poem though.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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