- 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: 61
Dickinson, E. (1896). Time and Eternity, Poem 5. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 24, 2023, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Time and Eternity, Poem 5." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. September 24, 2023.
Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity, Poem 5," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed September 24, 2023,.
On this long storm the rainbow rose,
On this late morn the sun;
The clouds, like listless elephants,
Horizons straggled down.
The birds rose smiling in their nests,
The gales indeed were done;
Alas! how heedless were the eyes
On whom the summer shone!
The quiet nonchalance of death
No daybreak can bestir;
The slow archangel's syllables
Must awaken her.