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Poetry Friday: There Came a Wind Like a Bugle by Emily Dickinson

July 24th, 2009 (06:42 am)

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World

There came a wind like a bugle;
It quivered through the grass,
And a green chill upon the heat
So ominous did pass
We barred the windows and the doors
As from an emerald ghost;
The doom's electric moccason
That very instant passed.
On a strange mob of panting trees,
And fences fled away,
And rivers where the houses ran
The living looked that day.
The bell within the steeple wild
The flying tidings whirled.
How much can come
And much can go,
And yet abide the world!

- by Emily Dickinson

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 24th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
Fun Connection!

Eisha's poem pick (Whitman) also has bugles...but not nature's, and probably a lot noisier than this one!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 24th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Fun Connection!

Let them toot!

Posted by: daphnegrab (daphnegrab)
Posted at: July 24th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)

love this- thanks for posting!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 24th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)

Thanks for reading!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 25th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)

I like it, too. It's an ED poem that is new to me.


Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 25th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)

I have a paperback Emily collection, which is possibly the only book in my personal library* that I haven't read cover-to-cover. I like opening it to different pages, reading one or two, then closing the volume and mentally sending her kudos.

When searching for a Poetry Friday selection, I like placing certain words or phrases in the All Verse search at bartleby.com and reading and researching the results. :)

* My to-read books are not on my bookshelves, not yet. Instead, they are piled according to genre and my level of interest.

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