Friday, February 27, 2015

Poem: "Dear March" by Emily Dickinson

Dear March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before,
Put down your hat – You must have walked –
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!

I got your letter and the bird’s;
The maples never knew
That you were coming till I called;
I declare, how red their faces grew!
But, March, forgive me – And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you!

Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And praise as mere as blame.