A Bird Came Down Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Bird Came Down Poem by Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. While Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems were published during her lifetime.

A Bird Came Down Poem by Emily Dickinson is very inspirational poem, therefore sharing with you. Let me know your thought’s on it.

A bird came down the walk:
He did not know I saw;
He bit an angle-worm in halves
And ate the fellow, raw.

And then he drank a dew
From a convenient grass,
And then hopped sidewise to the wall
To let a beetle pass.

He glanced with rapid eyes
That hurried all abroad,-
They looked like frightened beads, I thought;
He stirred his velvet head

Like one in danger; cautious,
I offered him a crumb,
And he unrolled his feathers
And rowed him softer home

Than oars divide the ocean,
Too silver for a seam,
Or butterflies, off banks of noon,
Leap, splashless, as they swim.

See Also: Hope is the thing with feathers poem by Emily Dickinson

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  1. I love that we are able to connect with those of the past….I liked the second poem better, not sure why…I liked its flow…..thanks for sharing the past….

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  2. It fascinates me how she was reclusive. Anymore, it is rather hard to accomplish such a feat in America, at least, without feeling worthless. I hope Ms. Dickenson didn’t feel anything like worthless. It is those who slow down as she did who can write so simply as this. It reminds me of the baby who toddled up a small hill to visit with me as I sat on the grass watching fireworks last night. He observed grass. It was beautiful.

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  3. I had an English teacher who made us memorize a poem each week. I remember well the first verse of this poem even now, forty plus years!! She was a gifted lady indeed!

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  4. That is one of my favourite poems, especially the words ‘Too silver for a seam’
    Just beautiful 🙂

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