Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Light Exists In Spring

A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the year
At any  other period--
When March is scarcely here

A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels.

It waits upon the Lawn,
It shows the furthest Tree
Upon the furthest Slope you know
It almost speaks to you.

Then as Horizons step
Or Noons report away
Without the Formula of sound
It passes and we stay.

A quality of loss
Affecting our Content
As Trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a Sacrament.

~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

I hope all of you have a wonderful Spring day!  Get outside and take a walk with someone.  Plant some flowers.  Have a picnic.  Make a memory.


1 comment:

  1. That's one of my favorite Dickinson poems. I hope your Spring is proving happy and rewarding!