Monday, October 6, 2014

A narrow Fellow in the Grass

A narrow Fellow in the Grass
Occasionally rides—
You may have met Him—did you not
His notice sudden is—

the Grass divides as with a Comb—

A spotted shaft is seen—
And then it closes at your feet
And opens further on—

He likes a Boggy Acre

A Floor too cool for Corn—
Yet when a Boy, and Barefoot—
I more than once at Noon
Have passed, I thought, a Whip lash
Unbraiding in the Sun
When stooping to secure it
It wrinkled, and was gone—

Several of Nature's People

I know, and they know me—
I feel for them a transport
Of cordiality—

But never met this Fellow

Attended, or alone
Without a tighter breathing
And Zero at the Bone—


—Emily Dickinson

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