- 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: 43
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 26. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved December 17, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 26." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. December 17, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 26," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed December 17, 2014,.
'T was later when the summer went
Than when the cricket came,
And yet we knew that gentle clock
Meant nought but going home.
'T was sooner when the cricket went
Than when the winter came,
Yet that pathetic pendulum
Keeps esoteric time.