- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 92
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 4: Day's Parlor. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved May 28, 2015, from
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Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 4: Day's Parlor," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed May 28, 2015,.
The day came slow, till five o'clock,
Then sprang before the hills
Like hindered rubies, or the light
A sudden musket spills.
The purple could not keep the east,
The sunrise shook from fold,
Like breadths of topaz, packed a night,
The lady just unrolled.
The happy winds their timbrels took;
The birds, in docile rows,
Arranged themselves around their prince
(The wind is prince of those).
The orchard sparkled like a Jew, —
How mighty 't was, to stay
A guest in this stupendous place,
The parlor of the day!