Chats with Emily

Chats with Emily


Lectures on Emily Dickinson’s Poems by Dr. Tim McGee at


Suggested text for study:

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by Thomas H. Johnson (Little, Brown and Company, 1961)


Suggested on-line text for study: 

Emily Dickinson: The Complete Works by Scholar and Translator Giuseppe Ierolli


The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (numerical order) – Johnson edition


1.   Awake ye muses nine, sing me a strain divine:

2.   There is another sky:

3.   Sic transit gloria mundi:

4.   On this wondrous sea:

5.   I have a Bird in spring:

6.   Frequently the woods are pink:

7.   The feet of people walking home:

8.   There is a word:

9.   Through lane it lay - thro' bramble:

10. My Wheel is in the dark:

11.  I never told the buried gold:

12. The morns are meeker than they were:

13. Sleep is supposed to be:

14. One Sister have I in our house:

15. The Guest is gold and crimson:

16. I would distil a cup:

17. Baffled for just a day or two:

18. The Gentian weaves her fringes:

19. A sepal - petal - and a thorn:

20. Distrustful of the Gentian:

21. We lose - because we win:

22. All these my banners be:

23. I had a guinea golden:

24. There is a morn by men unseen:

25. She slept beneath a tree:

26. It's all I have to bring today:

27. Morns like these - we parted:

28. So has a Daisy vanished:

29. If those I loved were lost:

30. Adrift! A little boat adrift:

31. Summer for thee, grant I may be:

32. When Roses cease to bloom, Sir:

33. If recollecting were forgetting:

34. Garlands for Queens, may be:

35. Nobody knows this little Rose:

36. I counted till they danced so:

37. Before the ice is in the pools:

38. By such and such an offering:

39. It did not surprise me:

40. When I count the seeds:

41. I robbed the Woods:

42. A Day! Help! Help:

43. Could live - did live:

44. If she had been the Mistletoe:

45. There's something quieter than sleep:

46. I keep my pledge:

47. Heart! We will forget him:

48. Once more, my now bewildered Dove:

49. I never lost as much but twice:

50. I haven’t told my garden yet:

51.               I often passed the village:

52.               Whether my bark went down at sea:

53.               Taken from men - this morning:

54.               If I should die:

55.               By Chivalries as tiny:

56.               If I should cease to bring a Rose:

57.               To venerate the simple days:

58.               Delayed till she had ceased to know:

59.               A little East of Jordan:

60.               Like her the Saints retire:

61.               Papa above!:

62.               "Sown in dishonor"!:

63.               If pain for peace prepares:

64.               Some Rainbow - coming from the Fair!:

65.               I can't tell you - but you feel it:

66.               So from the mould:

67.               Success is counted sweetest: Success A: Success B:

68.               Ambition cannot find him:

69.               Low at my problem bending:

70.               "Arcturus" is his other name:

71.               A throe upon the features:

72.               Glowing is her Bonnet:

73.               Who never lost, are unprepared:

74.               A Lady red - amid the Hill:

75.               She died at play:

76.               Exultation is the going:

77.               I never hear the word "escape":

78.               A poor - torn heart - a tattered heart:

79.               Going to Heaven!:

80.               Our lives are Swiss:

81.               We should not mind so small a flower:

82.               Whose cheek is this?:

83.               Heart, not so heavy as mine:

84.               Her breast is fit for pearls:

85.               "They have not chosen me," he said:

86.               South winds jostle them:

87.               A darting fear - a pomp - a tear:

88.               As by the dead we love to sit:

89.               Some things that fly there be:

90.               Within my reach!:

91.               So bashful when I spied her!:

92.               My friend must be a Bird:

93.               Went up a year this evening!:

94.               Angels, in the early morning:

95.               My nosegays are for Captives:

96.               Sexton! My Master's sleeping here:

97.               The rainbow never tells me:

98.               One dignity delays for all:

99.               New feet within my garden go:

100.            A science - so the Savants say:

101.            Will there really be a "morning"?:

102.            Great Caesar! Condescend:

103.            I have a King, who does not speak:

104.            Where I have lost, I softer tread:

105.            To hang our head - ostensibly:

106.            The Daisy follows soft the Sun:

107.            'Twas such a little - little boat:

108.            Surgeons must be very careful:

109.            By a flower - By a letter:

110.            Artists wrestled here!:

111.            The Bee is not afraid of me:

112.            Where bells no more affright the morn:

113.            Our share of night to bear:

114.            Good night, because we must:

115.            What Inn is this:

116.            I had some things that I called mine:

117.            In rags mysterious as these:

118.            My friend attacks my friend!:

119.            Talk with prudence to a Beggar:

120.            If this is "fading":

121.            As Watchers hang upon the East:

122.            A something in a summer's Day:

123.            Many cross the Rhine:

124.            In lands I never saw - they say:

125.            For each ecstatic instant:

126.            To fight aloud, is very brave:

127.            "Houses" - so the Wise Men tell me:

128.            Bring me the sunset in a cup:

129.            Cocoon above! Cocoon below!:

130.            These are the days when Birds come back:

131.            Besides the Autumn poets sing:

132.            I bring an unaccustomed wine:

133.            As Children bid the Guest "Good Night":

134.            Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower:

135.            Water, is taught by thirst:

136.            Have you got a Brook in your little heart:

137.            Flowers - Well - if anybody:

138.            Pigmy seraphs - gone astray:

139.            Soul, Wilt thou toss again?:

140.            An altered look about the hills:

141.            Some, too fragile for winter winds:

142.            Whose are the little beds, I asked:

143.            For every Bird a Nest:

144.            She bore it till the simple veins:

145.            This heart that broke so long:

146.            On such a night, or such a night:

147.            Bless God, he went as soldiers:

148.            All overgrown by cunning moss:

149.            She went as quiet as the Dew:

150.            She died - this was the way she died:

151.            Mute thy Coronation:

152.            The Sun kept stooping - stooping - low!:

153.            Dust is the only Secret:

154.            Except to Heaven, she is nought:

155.            The Murmur of a Bee:

156.            You love me - you are sure:

157.            Musicians wrestle everywhere:

158.            Dying! Dying in the night!:

159.            A little bread - a crust - a crumb:

160.            Just lost, when I was saved!:

161.            A feather from the Whippoorwill:

162.            My River runs to Thee:

163.            Tho' my destiny be Fustian:

164.            Mama never forgets her birds:

165.            A Wounded Deer - leaps highest:

166.            I met a King this afternoon!:

167.            To learn the Transport by the Pain -:

168.            If the foolish, call them "flowers":

169.            In Ebon Box, when years have flown:

170.            Portraits are to daily faces:

171.            Wait till the Majesty of Death:

172.            'Tis so much joy! 'Tis so much joy!:

173.            A fuzzy fellow, without feet:

174.            At last, to be identified!:

175.            I have never seen "Volcanoes":

176.            I'm the little "Heart's Ease"!:

177.            Ah, Necromancy Sweet!:

178.            I cautious, scanned my little life:

179.            If I could bribe them by a Rose:

180.            As if some little Arctic flower:

181.            I lost a World - the other day!:

182.            If I shouldn’t be alive:

183.            I've heard an Organ talk, sometimes:

184.            A transport one cannot contain:

185.            "Faith" is a fine invention:

186.            What shall I do - it whimpers so:

187.            How many times these low feet staggered:

188.            Make me a picture of the sun:

189.            It's such a little thing to weep:

190.            He was weak, and I was strong - then:

191.            The Skies can’t keep their secret!:

192.            Poor little Heart!:

193.            I shall know why - when Time is over:

194.            On this long storm the Rainbow rose:

195.            For this - accepted Breath:

196.            We don’t cry - Tim and I:

197.            Morning - is the place for Dew:

198.            An awful Tempest mashed the air:

199.            I'm "wife" - I've finished that:

200.            I stole them from a Bee:

201.            Two swimmers wrestled on the spar:

202.            My eye is fuller than my vase:

203.            He forgot - and I - remembered:

204.            A slash of Blue:

205.            I should not dare to leave my friend:

206.            The Flower must not blame the Bee:

207.            Tho' I get home how late - how late:

208.            The Rose did caper on her cheek:

209.            With thee, in the Desert:

210.            The thought beneath so slight a film:

211.            Come slowly - Eden!:

212.            Least Rivers - docile to some sea:

213.            Did the Harebell loose her girdle:

214.            I taste a liquor never brewed:

215.            What is - "Paradise":

216.            Safe in their Alabaster Chambers:

217.            Savior! I've no one else to tell:

218.            Is it true, dear Sue?:

219.            She sweeps with many-colored Brooms:

220.            Could I - then - shut the door:

221.            It can't be "Summer"!:

222.            When Katie walks, this simple pair accompany her side:

223.            I Came to buy a smile - today:

224.            I've nothing else - to bring, You know:

225.            Jesus! thy Crucifix:

226.            Should you but fail at - Sea:

227.            Teach Him - When He makes the names:

228.            Blazing in Gold and quenching in Purple:

229.            A Burdock - clawed my Gown:

230.            We - Bee and I - live by the quaffing:

231.            God permits industrious Angels:

232.            The Sun - just touched the Morning:

233.            The Lamp burns sure - within:

234.            You're right - "the way is narrow":

235.            The Court is far away:

236.            If He dissolve - then - there is nothing - more:

237.            I think just how my shape will rise:

238.            Kill your Balm - and it's Odors bless you:

239.            "Heaven" - is what I cannot reach!:

240.            Ah, Moon - and Star!:

241.            I like a look of Agony:

242.            When we stand on the tops of Things:

243.            I've known a Heaven, like a Tent:

244.            It is easy to work when the soul is at play:

245.            I held a Jewel in my fingers:

246.            Forever at His side to walk:

247.            What would I give to see his face?:

248.            Why - do they shut me out of Heaven?:

249.            Wild Nights - Wild Nights!:

250.            I shall keep singing!:

251.            Over the fence:

252.            I can wade Grief:

253.            You see I cannot see - your lifetime:

254.            "Hope" is the thing with feathers:

255.            To die - takes just a little while:

256.            If I'm lost - now:

257.            Delight is as the flight:

258.            There's a certain Slant of light:

259.            Good Night! Which put the Candle out?:

260.            Read - Sweet - how others - strove:

261.            Put up my lute!:

262.            The lonesome for they know not What:

263.            A single Screw of Flesh:

264.            A Weight with Needles on the pounds:

265.            Where Ships of Purple - gently toss:

266.            This - is the land - the Sunset washes:

267.            Did we disobey Him?:

268.            Me, change! Me, alter!:

269.            Bound - a trouble:

270.            One Life of so much consequence!:

271.            A solemn thing - it was - I said:

272.            I breathed enough to take the Trick:

273.            He put the Belt around my life:

274.            The only Ghost I ever saw:

275.            Doubt Me! My Dim Companion!:

276.            Many a phrase has the English language:

277.            What if I say I shall not wait!:

278.            A shady friend - for Torrid days:

279.            Tie the Strings to my Life, My Lord:

280.            I felt a Funeral, in my Brain:

281.            'Tis so appalling - it exhilarates:

282.            How noteless Men, and Pleiads, stand:

283.            A Mien to move a Queen:

284.            The Drop, that wrestles in the Sea:

285.            The Robin's my Criterion for Tune:

286.            That after Horror - that 'twas us:

287.            A Clock stopped:

288.            I'm Nobody! Who are you?:

289.            I know some lonely Houses off the Road:

290.            Of Bronze - and Blaze:

291.            How the old Mountains drip with Sunset:

292.            If your Nerve, deny you:

293.            I got so I could take his name:

294.            The Doomed - regard the Sunrise:

295.            Unto like Story - Trouble has enticed me:

296.            One Year ago - jots what?:

297.            It's like the Light:

298.            Alone, I cannot be:

299.            Your Riches - taught me - Poverty:

300.            "Morning" - means "Milking" - to the Farmer:

301.            I reason, Earth is short:

302.            Like Some Old fashioned Miracle:

303.            The Soul selects her own Society:

304.            The Day came slow - till Five o'clock:

305.            The difference between Despair:

306.            The Soul's Superior instants:

307.            The One who could repeat the Summer day:

308.            I send Two Sunsets:

309.            For largest Woman's Heart I knew:

310.            Give little Anguish:

311.            It sifts from Leaden Sieves:

312.            Her - "last Poems":

313.            I should have been too glad, I see:

314.            Nature - sometimes sears a Sapling:

315.            He fumbles at your Soul:

316.            The Wind didn’t come from the Orchard - today:

317.            Just so - Jesus - raps:

318.            I'll tell you how the Sun rose:

319.            The nearest Dream recedes - unrealized:

320.            We play at Paste:

321.            Of all the Sounds despatched abroad:

322.            There came a Day at Summer's full:

323.            As if I asked a common Alms:

324.            Some keep the Sabbath going to Church:

325.            Of Tribulation - these are They:

326.            I cannot dance upon my Toes:

327.            Before I got my eye put out:

328.            A Bird came down the Walk:

329.            So glad we are - a Stranger'd deem:

330.            The Juggler's Hat her Country is:

331.            While Asters:

332.            There are two Ripenings - one - of sight:

333.            The Grass so little has to do:

334.            All the letters I can write:

335.            'Tis not that Dying hurts us so:

336.            The face I carry with me - last:

337.            I know a place where Summer strives:

338.            I know that He exists:

339.            I tend my flowers for thee:

340.            Is Bliss then, such Abyss:

341.            After great pain, a formal feeling comes:

342.            It will be Summer - eventually:

343.            My Reward for Being, was This:

344.            'Twas the old - road - through pain:

345.            Funny - to be a Century:

346.            Not probable - The barest Chance:

347.            When Night is almost done:

348.            I dreaded that first Robin, so:

349.            I had the Glory - that will do:

350.            They leave us with the Infinite:

351.            I felt my life with both my hands:

352.            Perhaps I asked too large:

353.            A happy lip - breaks sudden:

354.            From Cocoon forth a Butterfly:

355.            'Tis Opposites - entice:

356.            The Day that I was crowned:

357.            God is a distant - stately Lover:

358.            If any sink, assure that this, now standing:

359.            I gained it so:

360.            Death sets a Thing significant:

361.            What I can do - I will:

362.            It struck me - every Day:

363.            I went to thank Her:

364.            The Morning after Woe:

365.            Dare you see a Soul at the White Heat?:

366.            Although I put away his life:

367.            Over and over, like a Tune:

368.            How sick - to wait - in any place - but thine:

369.            She lay as if at play:

370.            Heaven is so far of the Mind:

371.            A precious - mouldering pleasure - 'tis:

372.            I know lives, I could miss:

373.            I'm saying every day:

374.            I went to Heaven:

375.            The Angle of a Landscape:

376.            Of Course - I prayed:

377.            To lose One's faith - surpass:

378.            I saw no Way - The Heavens were stitched:

379.            Rehearsal to Ourselves:

380.            There is a flower that Bees prefer:

381.            A Secret told:

382.            For Death - or rather:

383.            Exhilaration - is within:

384.            No Rack can torture me:

385.            Smiling back from Coronation:

386.            Answer July:

387.            The Sweetest Heresy received:

388.            Take Your Heaven further on:

389.            There's been a Death, in the Opposite House:

390.            It's Coming - the postponeless Creature:

391.            A Visitor in Marl:

392.            Through the Dark Sod - as Education:

393.            Did Our Best Moment last:

394.            'Twas Love - not me:

395.            Reverse cannot befall:

396.            There is a Languor of the Life:

397.            When Diamonds are a Legend:

398.            I had not minded - Walls:

399.            A House upon the Height:

400.            A Tongue - to tell Him I am true!:

401.            What Soft - Cherubic Creatures:

402.            I pay - in Satin Cash:

403.            The Winters are so short:

404.            How many Flowers fail in Wood:

405.            It might be lonelier:

406.            Some - Work for Immortality:

407.            If What we could - were what we would:

408.            Unit, like Death, for Whom?:

409.            They dropped like Flakes:

410.            The first Day's Night had come:

411.            The Color of the Grave is Green:

412.            I read my sentence - steadily:

413.            I never felt at Home - Below:

414.            'Twas like a Maelstrom, with a notch:

415.            Sunset at Night - is natural:

416.            A Murmur in the Trees - to note:

417.            It is dead - Find it:

418.            Not in this World to see his face:

419.            We grow accustomed to the Dark:

420.            You'll know it - as you know 'tis Noon:

421.            A Charm invests a face:

422.            More Life - went out - when He went:

423.            The Months have ends - the Years - a knot:

424.            Removed from Accident of Loss:

425.            Good Morning - Midnight:

426.            It don’t sound so terrible - quite - as it did:

427.            I'll clutch - and clutch:

428.            Taking up the fair Ideal:

429.            The Moon is distant from the Sea:

430.            It would never be Common - more - I said:

431.            Me - come! My dazzled face:

432.            Do People moulder equally:

433.            Knows how to forget!:

434.            To love thee Year by Year:

435.            Much Madness is divinest Sense:

436.            The Wind - tapped like a tired Man:

437.            Prayer is the little implement:

438.            Forget! The lady with the Amulet:

439.            Undue Significance a starving man attaches:

440.            'Tis Customary as we part:

441.            This is my letter to the World:

442.            God made a little Gentian:

443.            I tie my Hat - I crease my Shawl:

444.            It feels a shame to be Alive:

445.            'Twas just this time, last year, I died:

446.            I showed her Heights she never saw:

447.            Could - I do more - for Thee:

448.            This was a Poet – It is That:

449.            I died for Beauty - but was scarce:

450.            Dreams - are well - but Waking's better:

451.            The Outer - from the Inner:

452.            The Malay - took the Pearl:

453.            Love - thou art high:

454.            It was given to me by the Gods:

455.            Triumph - may be of several kinds:

456.            So well that I can live without:

457.            Sweet - safe - Houses:

458.            Like eyes that looked on Wastes:

459.            A Tooth upon Our Peace:

460.            I know where Wells grow - Droughtless Wells:

461.            A Wife - at daybreak I shall be:

462.            Why make it doubt - it hurts it so:

463.            I live with Him - I see His face:

464.            The power to be true to You:

465.            I heard a Fly buzz - when I died:

466.            'Tis little I - could care for Pearls:

467.            We do not play on Graves:

468.            The Manner of its Death:

469.            The Red - Blaze - is the Morning:

470.            I am alive - I guess:

471.            A Night - there lay the Days between:

472.            Except the Heaven had come so near:

473.            I am ashamed - I hide:

474.            They put Us far apart:

475.            Doom is the House without the Door:

476.            I meant to have but modest needs:

477.            No Man can compass a Despair:

478.            I had no time to Hate:

479.            She dealt her pretty words like Blades -:

480.            "Why do I love" You, Sir?:

481.            The Himmaleh was known to stoop:

482.            We Cover Thee - Sweet Face:

483.            A Solemn thing within the Soul:

484.            My Garden - like the Beach:

485.            To make One's Toilette - after Death:

486.            I was the slightest in the House:

487.            You love the Lord - you cannot see:

488.            Myself was formed - a Carpenter:

489.            We pray - to Heaven:

490.            To One denied the drink:

491.            While it is alive:

492.            Civilization - spurns - the Leopard!:

493.            The World - stands - solemner - to me:

494.            Going to Him! Happy letter!:

495.            It's thoughts - and just One Heart:

496.            As far from pity, as complaint:

497.            He strained my faith:

498.            I envy Seas, whereon He rides:

499.            Those fair - fictitious People:

500.            Within my Garden, rides a Bird:

501.            This World is not Conclusion:

502.            At least - to pray - is left - is left:

503.            Better - than Music! For I - who heard it:

504.            You know that Portrait in the Moon:

505.            I would not paint - a picture:

506.            He touched me, so I live to know:

507.            She sights a Bird - she chuckles:

508.            I'm ceded - I've stopped being Theirs:

509.            If anybody's friend be dead:

510.            It was not Death, for I stood up:

511.            If you were coming in the Fall:

512.            The Soul has Bandaged moments:

513.            Like Flowers, that heard the news of Dews:

514.            Her smile was shaped like other smiles:

515.            No Crowd that has occurred:

516.            Beauty - be not caused - It Is:

517.            He parts Himself - like Leaves:

518.            Her sweet Weight on my Heart a Night:

519.            'Twas warm - at first - like Us:

520.            I started Early - Took my Dog:

521.            Endow the Living - with the Tears:

522.            Had I presumed to hope:

523.            Sweet - You forgot - but I remembered:

524.            Departed - to the Judgment:

525.            I think the Hemlock likes to stand:

526.            To hear an Oriole sing:

527.            To put this World down, like a Bundle:

528.            Mine - by the Right of the White Election!:

529.            I'm sorry for the Dead - Today:

530.            You cannot put a Fire out:

531.            We dream - it is good we are dreaming:

532.            I tried to think a lonelier Thing:

533.            Two Butterflies went out at Noon:

534.            We see - Comparatively:

535.            She's happy, with a new Content:

536.            The Heart asks Pleasure - first:

537.            Me prove it now - Whoever doubt:

538.            'Tis true - They shut me in the Cold:

539.            The Province of the Saved:

540.            I took my Power in my Hand:

541.            Some such Butterfly be seen:

542.            I had no Cause to be awake:

543.            I fear a Man of frugal Speech:

544.            The Martyr Poets - did not tell:

545.            'Tis One by One - the Father counts:

546.            To fill a Gap:

547.            I've seen a Dying Eye:

548.            Death is potential to that Man:

549.            That I did always love:

550.            I cross till I am weary:

551.            There is a Shame of Nobleness:

552.            An ignorance a Sunset:

553.            One Crucifixion is recorded - only:

554.            The Black Berry - wears a Thorn in his side:

555.            Trust in the Unexpected:

556.            The Brain, within its Groove:

557.            She hideth Her the last:

558.            But little Carmine hath her face:

559.            It knew no Medicine:

560.            It knew no lapse, nor Diminution:

561.            I measure every Grief I meet:

562.            Conjecturing a Climate:

563.            I could not prove the Years had feet:

564.            My period had come for Prayer:

565.            One Anguish - in a Crowd:

566.            A Dying Tiger - moaned for Drink:

567.            He gave away his Life:

568.            We learned the Whole of Love:

569.            I reckon - when I count at all:

570.            I could die - to know:

571.            Must be a Woe:

572.            Delight - becomes pictorial:

573.            The Test of Love - is Death:

574.            My first well Day - since many ill:

575.            "Heaven" has different Signs - to me:

576.            I prayed, at first, a little Girl:

577.            If I may have it, when it's dead:

578.            The Body grows without:

579.            I had been hungry, all the Years:

580.            I gave myself to Him:

581.            I found the words to every thought:

582.            Inconceivably solemn!:

583.            A Toad, can die of Light:

584.            It ceased to hurt me, though so slow:

585.            I like to see it lap the Miles:

586.            We talked as Girls do:

587.            Empty my Heart, of Thee:

588.            I cried at Pity - not at Pain:

589.            The Night was wide, and furnished scant:

590.            Did you ever stand in a Cavern's Mouth:

591.            To interrupt His Yellow Plan:

592.            What care the Dead, for Chanticleer:

593.            I think I was enchanted:

594.            The Battle fought between the Soul:

595.            Like Mighty Foot Lights - burned the Red:

596.            When I was small, a Woman died:

597.            It always felt to me - a wrong:

598.            Three times - we parted - Breath - and I:

599.            There is a pain - so utter:

600.            It troubled me as once I was:

601.            A still - Volcano - Life:

602.            Of Brussels - it was not:

603.            He found my Being - set it up:

604.            Unto my Books - so good to turn:

605.            The Spider holds a Silver Ball:

606.            The Trees like Tassels - hit - and swung:

607.            Of nearness to her sundered Things:

608.            Afraid! Of whom am I afraid?:

609.            I - Years - had been - from Home:

610.            You'll find - it when you try to die:

611.            I see thee better - in the Dark:

612.            It would have starved a Gnat:

613.            They shut me up in Prose:

614.            In falling Timbers buried:

615.            Our journey had advanced:

616.            I rose - because He sank:

617.            Don’t put up my Thread & Needle:

618.            At leisure is the Soul:

619.            Glee - The great storm is over:

620.            It makes no difference abroad:

621.            I asked no other thing:

622.            To know just how He suffered - would be dear:

623.            It was too late for Man:

624.            Forever - is composed of Nows:

625.            'Twas a long Parting - but the time:

626.            Only God - detect the Sorrow:

627.            The Tint I cannot take - is best:

628.            They called me to the Window, for:

629.            I watched the Moon around the House:

630.            The Lightning playeth - all the while:

631.            Ourselves were wed one summer - dear:

632.            The Brain - is wider than the Sky:

633.            When Bells stop ringing - Church - begins :

634.            You'll know Her - by Her Foot:

635.            I think the longest Hour of all:

636.            The Way I read a Letter's - this:

637.            The Child's faith is new:

638.            To my small Hearth His fire came:

639.            My Portion is Defeat - today:

640.            I cannot live with You:

641.            Size circumscribes - it has no room:

642.            Me from Myself - to banish:

643.            I could suffice for Him, I knew:

644.            You left me - Sire - two Legacies:

645.            Bereavement in their death to feel:

646.            I think to Live - may be a Bliss:

647.            A little Road - not made of Man:

648.            Promise This - When You be Dying:

649.            Her Sweet turn to leave the Homestead:

650.            Pain - has an Element of Blank:

651.            So much Summer:

652.            A Prison gets to be a friend:

653.            Of Being is a Bird:

654.            A long - long Sleep – A famous – Sleep:

655.            Without this - there is nought:

656.            The name - of it - is "Autumn":

657.            I dwell in Possibility:

658.            Whole Gulfs - of Red, and Fleets - of Red:

659.            That first Day, when you praised Me, Sweet:

660.            'Tis good - the looking back on Grief:

661.            Could I but ride indefinite:

662.            Embarrassment of one another:

663.            Again - his voice is at the door:

664.            Of all the Souls that stand create:

665.            Dropped into the Ether Acre:

666.            Ah, Teneriffe!:

667.            Bloom upon the Mountain - stated:

668.            "Nature" is what we see:

669.            No Romance sold unto:

670.            One need not be a Chamber - to be Haunted:

671.            She dwelleth in the Ground:

672.            The Future - never spoke:

673.            The Love a Life can show Below:

674.            The Soul that hath a Guest:

675.            Essential Oils - are wrung:

676.            Least Bee that brew:

677.            To be alive - is Power:

678.            Wolfe demanded during dying:

679.            Conscious am I in my Chamber:

680.            Each Life Converges to some Centre:

681.            Soil of Flint, if steady tilled:

682.            'Twould ease - a Butterfly:

683.            The Soul unto itself:

684.            Best Gains - must have the Losses' Test:

685.            Not "Revelation" - 'tis - that waits:

686.            They say that "Time assuages":

687.            I'll send the feather from my Hat!:

688.            "Speech" - is a prank of Parliament:

689.            The Zeroes - taught us - Phosphorous:

690.            Victory comes late:

691.            Would you like summer? Taste of ours:

692.            The Sun kept setting - setting - still:

693.            Shells from the Coast mistaking:

694.            The Heaven vests for Each:

695.            As if the Sea should part:

696.            Their Height in Heaven comforts not:

697.            I could bring You Jewels - had I a mind to:

698.            Life - is what we make of it:

699.            The Judge is like the Owl:

700.            You've seen Balloons set - Haven't You? :

701.            A Thought went up my mind today:

702.            A first Mute Coming:

703.            Out of sight? What of that?:

704.            No matter - now - Sweet:

705.            Suspense - is Hostiler than Death:

706.            Life, and Death, and Giants:

707.            The Grace - Myself - might not obtain:

708.            I sometimes drop it, for a Quick:

709.            Publication - is the Auction:

710.            The Sunrise runs for Both:

711.            Strong Draughts of Their Refreshing Minds:

712.            Because I could not stop for Death:

713.            Fame of Myself, to justify:

714.            Rests at Night:

715.            The World - feels Dusty:

716.            The Day undressed - Herself:

717.            The Beggar Lad - dies early:

718.            I meant to find Her when I came:

719.            A South Wind - has a pathos:

720.            No Prisoner be:

721.            Behind Me - dips Eternity:

722.            Sweet Mountains - Ye tell Me no lie:

723.            It tossed - and tossed:

724.            It's easy to invent a Life:

725.            Where Thou art - that - is Home:

726.            We thirst at first - 'tis Nature's Act:

727.            Precious to Me - She still shall be:

728.            Let Us play Yesterday:

729.            Alter! When the Hills do:

730.            Defrauded I a Butterfly:

731.            "I want" - it pleaded - All its life:

732.            She rose to His Requirement - dropt:

733.            The Spirit is the Conscious Ear:

734.            If He were living - dare I ask:

735.            Upon Concluded Lives:

736.            Have any like Myself:

737.            The Moon was but a Chin of Gold:

738.            You said that I "was Great" - one Day:

739.            I many times thought Peace had come:

740.            You taught Me Waiting with Myself:

741.            Drama's Vitallest Expression is the Common Day:

742.            Four Trees - upon a solitary Acre:

743.            The Birds reported from the South:

744.            Remorse - is Memory - awake:

745.            Renunciation - is a piercing Virtue:

746.            Never for Society:

747.            It dropped so low - in my Regard:

748.            Autumn - overlooked my Knitting:

749.            All but Death, Can be Adjusted:

750.            Growth of Man - like Growth of Nature:

751.            My Worthiness is all my Doubt:

752.            So the Eyes accost - and sunder:

753.            My Soul - accused Me - And I quailed:

754.            My Life had stood - a Loaded Gun:

755.            No Bobolink - reverse His Singing:

756.            One Blessing had I than the rest:

757.            The Mountains - grow unnoticed:

758.            These - saw Visions:

759.            He fought like those Who've nought to lose:

760.            Most she touched me by her muteness:

761.            From Blank to Blank:

762.            The Whole of it came not at once:

763.            He told a homely tale:

764.            Presentiment - is that long Shadow - on the Lawn:

765.            You constituted Time:

766.            My Faith is larger than the Hills:

767.            To offer brave assistance:

768.            When I hoped, I recollect:

769.            One and One - are One:

770.            I lived on Dread:

771.            None can experience stint:

772.            The hallowing of Pain:

773.            Deprived of other Banquet:

774.            It is a lonesome Glee:

775.            If Blame be my side - forfeit Me:

776.            The Color of a Queen, is this:

777.            The Loneliness One dare not sound:

778.            This that would greet - an hour ago:

779.            The Service without Hope:

780.            The Truth - is stirless:

781.            To wait an Hour - is long:

782.            There is an arid Pleasure:

783.            The Birds begun at Four o'clock:

784.            Bereaved of all, I went abroad:

785.            They have a little Odor - that to me:

786.            Severer Service of myself:

787.            Such is the Force of Happiness:

788.            Joy to have merited the Pain:

789.            On a Columnar Self:

790.            Nature - the Gentlest Mother is:

791.            God gave a Loaf to every Bird:

792.            Through the strait pass of suffering:

793.            Grief is a Mouse:

794.            A Drop fell on the Apple Tree:

795.            Her final Summer was it:

796.            Who Giants know, with lesser Men:

797.            By my Window have I for Scenery:

798.            She staked her Feathers - Gained an Arc:

799.            Despair's advantage is achieved:

800.            Two - were immortal twice:

801.            I play at Riches - to appease:

802.            Time feels so vast that were it not:

803.            Who Court obtain within Himself:

804.            No Notice gave She, but a Change:

805.            This Bauble was preferred of Bees:

806.            A Planted Life - diversified:

807.            Expectation - is Contentment:

808.            So set its Sun in Thee:

809.            Unable are the Loved to die:

810.            Her Grace is all she has:

811.            The Veins of other Flowers:

812.            A Light exists in Spring:

813.            This quiet Dust was Gentleman and Ladies:

814.            One Day is there of the Series:

815.            The Luxury to apprehend:

816.            A Death blow - is a Life blow to Some:

817.            Given in Marriage unto Thee:

818.            I could not drink it, Sweet:

819.            All I may, if small:

820.            All Circumstances are the Frame:

821.            Away from Home, are some and I:

822.            This Consciousness that is aware:

823.            Not what We did, shall be the test:

824.            [1] The Wind begun to knead the Grass:

[2] The Wind begun to rock the Grass:

825.            An Hour is a Sea:

826.            Love reckons by itself - alone:

827.            The Only News I know:

828.            The Robin is the One:

829.            Ample make this Bed:

830.            To this World she returned:

831.            Dying! To be afraid of thee:

832.            Soto! Explore thyself!:

833.            Perhaps you think me stooping:

834.            Before He comes, We weigh the Time!:

835.            Nature and God - I neither knew:

836.            Truth - is as old as God:

837.            How well I knew Her not:

838.            Impossibility, like Wine:

839.            Always Mine!:

840.            I cannot buy it - 'tis not sold:

841.            A Moth the hue of this:

842.            Good to hide, and hear 'em hunt!:

843.            I made slow Riches but my Gain:

844.            Spring is the Period:

845.            Be Mine the Doom:

846.            Twice had Summer her fair Verdure:

847.            Finite - to fail, but infinite to Venture:

848.            Just as He spoke it from his Hands:

849.            The good Will of a Flower:

850.            I sing to use the Waiting:

851.            When the Astronomer stops seeking:

852.            Apology for Her:

853.            When One has given up One's life:

854.            Banish Air from Air:

855.            To own the Art within the Soul:

856.            There is a finished feeling:

857.            Uncertain lease - develops lustre:

858.            This Chasm, Sweet, upon my life:

859.            A doubt if it be Us:

860.            Absence disembodies - so does Death:

861.            Split the Lark - and you'll find the Music:

862.            Light is sufficient to itself:

863.            That Distance was between Us:

864.            The Robin for the Crumb:

865.            He outstripped Time with but a Bout:

866.            Fame is the tint that Scholars leave:

867.            Escaping backward to perceive:

868.            They ask but our Delight:

869.            Because the Bee may blameless hum:

870.            Finding is the first Act:

871.            The Sun and Moon must make their haste:

872.            As the Starved Maelstrom laps the Navies:

873.            Ribbons of the Year:

874.            They won’t frown always - some sweet Day:

875.            I stepped from Plank to Plank:

876.            It was a Grave, yet bore no Stone:

877.            Each Scar I'll keep for Him:

878.            The Sun is gay or stark:

879.            Each Second is the last:

880.            The Bird must sing to earn the Crumb:

881.            I've none to tell me to but Thee:

882.            A Shade upon the mind there passes:

883.            The Poets light but Lamps:

884.            An Everywhere of Silver:

885.            Our little Kinsmen - after Rain:

886.            These tested Our Horizon:

887.            We outgrow love, like other things:

888.            When I have seen the Sun emerge:

889.            Crisis is a Hair:

890.            From Us She wandered now, a Year:

891.            To my quick ear the Leaves - conferred:

892.            Who occupies this House?:

893.            Drab Habitation of Whom?:

894.            Of Consciousness, her awful Mate:

895.            A Cloud withdrew from the Sky:

896.            Of Silken Speech and Specious Shoe:

897.            How fortunate the Grave:

898.            How happy I was if I could forget:

899.            Herein a Blossom lies:

900.            What did They do since I saw Them?:

901.            Sweet, to have had them lost:

902.            The first Day that I was a Life:

903.            I hide myself within my flower:

904.            Had I not This, or This, I said:

905.            Between My Country - and the Others:

906.            The Admirations - and Contempts - of time:

907.            Till Death - is narrow Loving:

908.            'Tis Sunrise - Little Maid - Hast Thou:

909.            I make His Crescent fill or lack:

910.            Experience is the Angled Road:

911.            Too little way the House must lie:

912.            Peace is a fiction of our Faith:

913.            And this of all my Hopes:

914.            I cannot be ashamed:

915.            Faith - is the Pierless Bridge:

916.            His Feet are shod with Gauze:

917.            Love - is anterior to Life:

918.            Only a Shrine, but Mine:

919.            If I can stop one Heart from breaking:

920.            We can but follow to the Sun:

921.            If it had no pencil:

922.            Those who have been in the Grave the longest:

923.            How the Waters closed above Him:

924.            Love - is that later Thing than Death:

925.            Struck, was I, not yet by Lightning:

926.            Patience - has a quiet Outer:

927.            Absent Place - an April Day:

928.            The Heart has narrow Banks:

929.            How far is it to Heaven?:

930.            There is a June when Corn is cut:

931.            Noon - is the Hinge of Day:

932.            My best Acquaintances are those:

933.            Two Travellers perishing in Snow:

934.            That is solemn we have ended:

935.            Death leaves Us homesick, who behind:

936.            This Dust, and it's Feature:

937.            I felt a Cleaving in my Mind:

938.            Fairer through Fading - as the Day:

939.            What I see not, I better see:

940.            On that dear Frame the Years had worn:

941.            The Lady feeds Her little Bird:

942.            Snow beneath whose chilly softness:

943.            A Coffin - is a small Domain:

944.            I learned - at least - what Home could be:

945.            This is a Blossom of the Brain:

946.            It is an honorable Thought:

947.            Of Tolling Bell I ask the cause?:

948.            'Twas Crisis - All the length had passed:

949.            Under the Light, yet under:

950.            The Sunset stopped on Cottages:

951.            As Frost is best conceived:

952.            A Man may make a Remark:

953.            A Door just opened on a street:

954.            The Chemical conviction:

955.            The Hollows round His eager Eyes:

956.            What shall I do when the Summer troubles:

957.            As One does Sickness over:

958.            We met as Sparks - Diverging Flints:

959.            A loss of something ever felt I:

960.            As plan for Noon and plan for Night:

961.            Wert Thou but ill - that I might show thee:

962.            Midsummer, was it, when They died:

963.            A nearness to Tremendousness:

964.            "Unto Me"? I do not know you:

965.            Denial - is the only fact:

966.            All forgot for recollecting:

967.            Pain - expands the Time:

968.            Fitter to see Him, I may be:

969.            He who in Himself believes:

970.            Color - Caste - Denomination:

971.            Robbed by Death - but that was easy:

972.            Unfulfilled to Observation:

973.            'Twas awkward, but it fitted me:

974.            The Soul's distinct connection:

975.            The Mountain sat upon the Plain:

976.            Death is a Dialogue between:

977.            Besides this May:

978.            It bloomed and dropt, a Single Noon:

979.            This Merit hath the worst:

980.            Purple - is fashionable twice:

981.            As Sleigh Bells seem in summer:

982.            No Other can reduce:

983.            Ideals are the Fairy Oil:

984.            'Tis Anguish grander than Delight:

985.            The Missing All - prevented Me:

986.            A narrow Fellow in the Grass:

987.            The Leaves like Women interchange:

988.            The Definition of Beauty is:

989.            Gratitude - is not the mention:

990.            Not all die early, dying young:

991.            She sped as Petals of a Rose:

992.            The Dust behind I strove to join:

993.            We miss Her, not because We see:

994.            Partake as doth the Bee:

995.            This was in the White of the Year:

996.            We'll pass without the parting:

997.            Crumbling is not an instant's Act:

998.            Best Things dwell out of Sight:

999.            Superfluous were the Sun:

1000.         The Fingers of the Light:

1001.         The Stimulus, beyond the Grave:

1002.         Aurora is the effort:

1003.         Dying at my music!:

1004.         There is no Silence in the Earth - so silent:

1005.         Bind me - I still can sing:

1006.         The first We knew of Him was Death:

1007.         Falsehood of Thee, could I suppose:

1008.         How still the Bells in Steeples stand:

1009.         I was a Phoebe - nothing more:

1010.         Up Life's Hill with my my little Bundle:

1011.         She rose as high as His Occasion:

1012.         Which is best? Heaven:

1013.         Too scanty 'twas to die for you:

1014.         Did We abolish Frost:

1015.         Were it but Me that gained the Height:

1016.         The Hills in Purple syllables:

1017.         To die - without the Dying:

1018.         Who saw no Sunrise cannot say:

1019.         My Season's furthest Flower:

1020.         Trudging to Eden, looking backward:

1021.         Far from Love the Heavenly Father:

1022.         I knew that I had gained:

1023.         It rises - passes - on our South:

1024.         So large my Will:

1025.         The Products of my Farm are these:

1026.         The Dying need but little, Dear:

1027.         My Heart upon a little Plate:

1028.         'Twas my one Glory:

1029.         Nor Mountain hinder Me:

1030.         That Such have died enable Us:

1031.         Fate slew Him, but He did not drop:

1032.         Who is the East?:

1033.         Said Death to Passion:

1034.         His Bill an Augur is:

1035.         Bee! I'm expecting you!:

1036.         Satisfaction - is the Agent:

1037.         Here, where the Daisies fit my Head:

1038.         Her little Parasol to lift :

1039.         I heard, as if I had no Ear:

1040.         Not so the infinite Relations - Below:

1041.         Somewhat, to hope for:

1042.         Spring comes on the World: