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Will there really be a morning by Emily Dickinson

January 27th, 2017 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Wayne by Chantal Kreviazuk

Will there really be a morning?
Is there such a thing as day?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?

Has it feet like water-lilies?
Has it feathers like a bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?

Oh, some scholar! Oh, some sailor!
Oh, some wise man from the skies!
Please to tell a little pilgrim
Where the place called morning lies!

- by Emily Dickinson

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Comments

Posted by: Laura Shovan (Laura Shovan)
Posted at: January 27th, 2017 02:54 pm (UTC)
Hopeful Poem

This is one of my favorite Dickinson poems. Have you ever heard the folk-music rendition by Ted Jacobs?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 27th, 2017 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Hopeful Poem

I had not heard it before - Just listened to it after reading your comment!

Posted by: Donna Smith (Donna Smith)
Posted at: January 27th, 2017 04:47 pm (UTC)
New to me

I had not heard this one, but how beautiful and wistful. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 27th, 2017 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: New to me

Thanks for commenting! Happy Friday!

Posted by: Carol Varsalona (cvarsalona)
Posted at: January 28th, 2017 04:19 am (UTC)
Response

I always look towards morning when I waken in the night and feel alone. There is something about hoping for the new dawn that is reassuring. Thanks for bringing Emily Dickinson's poem to PF.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 28th, 2017 04:32 am (UTC)
Re: Response

The more hope, the better.

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: January 28th, 2017 01:23 pm (UTC)
Beautiful

thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. It matches the sunrise I watched this morning.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 28th, 2017 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Beautiful

That's fantastic.

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: January 28th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)

Definitely hoping for a "morning" real soon. All this darkness is getting to be way too much for me.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 28th, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)

Stay hopeful. Stay vigilant.

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