Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Robin by Emily Dickinson

The Robin
~
The robin is the one
That interrupts the morn
With hurried, few, express reports
When March is scarely on.
The robin is the one
That overflows the noon
With her cherubic quantity,
An April but begun.
The robin is the one
That speechless from her nest
Submits that home and certainty
And sanctity are best.
~
Emily Dickinson

18 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely poem. I love Emily Dickinson.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I love that poem. Our robins are really busy. The ground is hard so I put out bits if suet for them under the suet feeders and they gobble it up....Michelle

deeps said...

ohh Dickinson!
i think she has a poem on death ha?
wow!
didnt know there was a Robin!

Ebie (The Main-Ingredient) said...

Such a beaautiful poem. So is your Robin.

koala said...

I always find that bird cheerful. Must be the red tummy.

Pacey said...

I remember a song I learned in grade school entitled the "Red Robin" and I can still sing some few lines of it. This is a marvelous photo and now I know how it looks like. LoL.

tricia said...

I love robins and I love Dickinson. Thanks for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful picture and lovely poem!
Great post Denise!
Kind Regards
Léia

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I love robins and it is interesting to see the difference between yours and our British ones. Lovely poem too - perfect. A x

Patty said...

Love the poem. Plus robins always sound so cheerful, don't you think?

Breeze said...

This is one of my favourite poems...beautiful..great picture too!

Bim said...

These American robins look quite different from the English ones. I, too, love Emily Dickinson. Here she has forgotten to mention, though, that the robin is also the one to check on people as soon as they start digging in their gardens. That's at least how I usually get to see them.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great poem and photo........however Robins over here are not as cute as the Robins in Britain, don't you think?

Gill

Tarolino said...

I just love robins. Both that american one and its european cousin, which does look quite a bit different. A very nice photo.
Enjoyed the poem as well.

imac said...

Beautiful post.


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ROSIDAH said...

Lovely photo and poem! Robins are so adorable. Have a great weekend, Denise :)

Denise said...

I'm glad you have enjoyed this post. Thanks again for all the lovely comments.

Kay said...

I loved your poem and the robin. We don't have them here in Hawaii and I liked being able to see them again.