- 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: 90
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 9: April. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved December 21, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 9: April." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. December 21, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 9: April," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed December 21, 2014,.
An altered look about the hills;
A Tyrian light the village fills;
A wider sunrise in the dawn;
A deeper twilight on the lawn;
A print of a vermilion foot;
A purple finger on the slope;
A flippant fly upon the pane;
A spider at his trade again;
An added strut in chanticleer;
A flower expected everywhere;
An axe shrill singing in the woods;
Fern-odors on untravelled roads, —
All this, and more I cannot tell,
A furtive look you know as well,
And Nicodemus' mystery
Receives its annual reply.