- 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: 112
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 24: The Wind. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved December 09, 2013, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 24: The Wind." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. December 09, 2013.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 24: The Wind," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed December 09, 2013,.
Of all the sounds despatched abroad,
There's not a charge to me
Like that old measure in the boughs,
That phraseless melody
The wind does, working like a hand
Whose fingers brush the sky,
Then quiver down, with tufts of tune
Permitted gods and me.
When winds go round and round in bands,
And thrum upon the door,
And birds take places overhead,
To bear them orchestra,
I crave him grace, of summer boughs,
If such an outcast be,
He never heard that fleshless chant
Rise solemn in the tree,
As if some caravan of sound
On deserts, in the sky,
Had broken rank,
Then knit, and passed
In seamless company.