The Day Came Slow

The day came slow, till five o'clock,
Then sprang before the hills,
Like hindered rubies, or the light,
A sudden musket spills.

The purple could not keep the east.
The sunrise shook from fold.
Like breadths of topaz, packed a night,
The lady just unrolled.

The happy winds their timbrels took;
The birds in docile rows,
Arranged themselves around their prince.
(The wind is prince of those.)

The orchard sparkled like a Jew,---
How mighty 'twas to stay,
A guest in this stupendous place,
The parlor of the day.

by Emily Dickinson

Comments (3)

Excellently colourful.....superb beyond words...what a poetic expression! ! ! ! ....wonderful
Excellently colourful.....superb beyond wors...what a poetic expression! ! ! ! ....wonderful
............a beautiful poem with incredible imagery, absolutely love the use of color and jewels ★