- 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: 68
Dickinson, E. (1896). Time and Eternity, Poem 11. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved July 29, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Time and Eternity, Poem 11." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. July 29, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity, Poem 11," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed July 29, 2014,.
Some, too fragile for winter winds,
The thoughtful grave encloses, —
Tenderly tucking them in from frost
Before their feet are cold.
Never the treasures in her nest
The cautious grave exposes,
Building where schoolboy dare not look
And sportsman is not bold.
This covert have all the children
Early aged, and often cold, —
Sparrows unnoticed by the Father;
Lambs for whom time had not a fold.