Emily Dickinson in Autumn

Grant Me, Oh Lord, A Sunny Mind

Mockingbird / 10.18.19

Besides the Autumn poets sing
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the Haze –

A few incisive mornings –
A few Ascetic eves –
Gone – Mr Bryant’s “Golden Rod” –
And Mr Thomson’s “sheaves.”

Still, is the bustle in the Brook –
Sealed are the spicy valves –
Mesmeric fingers softly touch
The eyes of many Elves –

Perhaps a squirrel may remain –
My sentiments to share –
Grant me, Oh Lord, a sunny mind –
Thy windy will to bear!

(123B, Franklin Variorum 1998)

Image credit: Deng Yingyu

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2 responses to “Emily Dickinson in Autumn”

  1. Sarah Gates says:

    Emily Dickinson = true love! Thank you for putting this here.

  2. John Golden says:

    This post was next to this one https://wronghands1.com/2019/10/18/emily-dickinson-fun-page/ in my reader. Coincidence? Sealed are the spicy valves.

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