Emily Dickinson

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

So Has A Daisy Vanished - Poem by Emily Dickinson


So has a Daisy vanished
From the fields today—
So tiptoed many a slipper
To Paradise away—

Oozed so in crimson bubbles
Day's departing tide—
Blooming—tripping—flow ing
Are ye then with God?

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  • Susan Williams (2/1/2016 4:27:00 PM)

    Our Emily is philosophizing again and doing so beautifully and metaphysically again. The poem is only 8 small lines long, yet there is so much passing through it.This time about a daisy's death. Of course it is not the daisy's death we want to see- we don't want to think we are a daisy in a field of dying daisies. But we must accept it because it is an inescapable part of our natures.
    I don't think she's talking about a real lady's slipper flower? I think she's talking about every human being. We're all only a field of flowers away from death. She asks Are ye then with God? - are we right with God? Is there a Heaven? She wants to know as we all - is there an afterlife when we have crossed over?
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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