4 thoughts on “What poems by Emily Dickinson are easy to understand?

  1. I’m Nobody! Who Are You?

    I’m nobody! Who are you?
    Are you nobody, too?
    Then there’s a pair of us – don’t tell!
    They’d banish us, you know.

    How dreary to be somebody!
    How public, like a frog
    To tell your name the livelong June
    To an admiring bog!

    -Emily Dickinson

  2. the poem “I Felt A Funeral In My Brain”

    It is just a comparison of a funeral setting
    with her mental state.

    I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,
    And Mourners to and fro
    Kept treading – treading – till it seemed
    That Sense was breaking through –

    And when they all were seated,
    A Service, like a Drum –
    Kept beating – beating – till I thought
    My mind was going numb –

    And then I heard them lift a Box
    And creak across my Soul
    With those same Boots of Lead, again,
    Then Space – began to toll,

    As all the Heavens were a Bell,
    And Being, but an Ear,
    And I, and Silence, some strange Race
    Wrecked, solitary, here –

    And then a Plank in Reason, broke,
    And I dropped down, and down –
    And hit a World, at every plunge,
    And Finished knowing – then –

    –Emily Dickinson–

  3. The cricket sang,
    And set the sun,
    And workmen finished, one by one,
    Their seam the day upon.

    The low grass loaded with the dew,
    The twilight stood as strangers do
    With hat in hand, polite and new,
    To stay as if, or go.

    A vastness, as a neighbor, came,–
    A wisdom without face or name,
    A peace, as hemispheres at home,–
    And so the night became.

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