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Poetry Friday: Dear March by Emily Dickinson

March 7th, 2014 (06:00 am)
optimistic

Current Mood: optimistic
Current Song: Almost Human score music

Dear March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat-
You must have walked-
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!

I got your letter, and the bird's;
The maples never knew
That you were coming,-I declare,
How red their faces grew!
But, March, forgive me-
And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you.

Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And praise as mere as blame.

- Emily Dickinson

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Comments

Posted by: Jama Rattigan (jamarattigan)
Posted at: March 7th, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC)

This poem made me smile today. Thank you!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 7th, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)

You're welcome! Thanks for commenting!

Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: March 8th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
appreciation

It's of course wonderful, and perfect for today. Thank you!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 8th, 2014 01:49 am (UTC)
Re: appreciation

Thanks, Linda!

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: March 8th, 2014 12:36 pm (UTC)

Perfect poem for today! However, I don't think I'll lock the door on April when he shows up!!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 8th, 2014 04:00 pm (UTC)

Happy spring to you. :)

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