The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One
by Emily Dickinson
Nature, Poem 24: The Wind
- 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
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: 19th century literature, american literature, emily dickinson, poems, poetry, series 1
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Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 24: The Wind. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved April 01, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/114/the-poems-of-emily-dickinson-series-one/2627/nature-poem-24-the-wind/
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 24: The Wind." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/114/the-poems-of-emily-dickinson-series-one/2627/nature-poem-24-the-wind/>. April 01, 2023.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 24: The Wind," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed April 01, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/114/the-poems-of-emily-dickinson-series-one/2627/nature-poem-24-the-wind/.
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.