I Started Early - Took My Dog Poem by Emily Dickinson

I Started Early - Took My Dog

Rating: 4.5

I started Early - Took my Dog -
And visited the Sea -
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me -

And Frigates - in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands -
Presuming Me to be a Mouse -
Aground - upon the Sands -

But no Man moved Me - till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe -
And past my Apron - and my Belt
And past my Bodice - too -

And made as He would eat me up -
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion's Sleeve -
And then - I started - too -

And He - He followed - close behind -
I felt His Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle - Then my Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl -

Until We met the Solid Town -
No One He seemed to know -
And bowing - with a Mighty look -
At me - The Sea withdrew -

Abderrahmane Dakir 28 February 2016

Nice poem about the mighty look of the dog. Thank you Emily Dicknson for this poem.

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* Sunprincess * 28 September 2015

............beautiful poem and wonderful narrative ★

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Eric Ericson 24 December 2014

to sit and watch the tide

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Dawn Fuzan 14 May 2014

I love this one amy

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

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