- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 44
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 14: The Secret. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved November 24, 2015, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 14: The Secret." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. November 24, 2015.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 14: The Secret," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed November 24, 2015,.
Some things that fly there be, —
Birds, hours, the bumble-bee:
Of these no elegy.
Some things that stay there be, —
Grief, hills, eternity:
Nor this behooveth me.
There are, that resting, rise.
Can I expound the skies?
How still the riddle lies!