Emily Dickinson

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

How Many Flowers Fail In Wood - Poem by Emily Dickinson


How many Flowers fail in Wood—
Or perish from the Hill—
Without the privilege to know
That they are Beautiful—

How many cast a nameless Pod
Upon the nearest Breeze—
Unconscious of the Scarlet Freight—
It bear to Other Eyes—

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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/23/2017 8:13:00 AM)

    Such a sad poem.......... (Report) Reply

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  • (11/11/2011 7:57:00 PM)

    I'm doing a report on an american 19th century writer and I chose Emily Dickinson because her poetry is all about death and immortality and i'm into that stuff but I really don't understand half of what she says. Can somebody explain Emily Dickinson. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 22, 2014

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