Emily Dickinson

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

The reticent volcano keeps - Poem by Emily Dickinson

The reticent volcano keeps
His never slumbering plan -
Confided are his projects pink
To no precarious man.

If nature will not tell the tale
Jehovah told to her
Can human nature not survive
Without a listener?

Admonished by her buckled lips
Let every babbler be
The only secret people keep
Is Immortality.


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  • (4/11/2016 7:48:00 AM)


    .........great rhythm and poetic ★ the secrets of nature are best left secret (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2015



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