The Winters are so short

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



The Winters are so short—
I'm hardly justified
In sending all the Birds away—
And moving into Pod—

Myself—for scarcely settled—
The Phoebes have begun—
And then—it's time to strike my Tent—
And open House—again—

It's mostly, interruptions—
My Summer—is despoiled—
Because there was a Winter—once—
And al the Cattle—starved—

And so there was a Deluge—
And swept the World away—
But Ararat's a Legend—now—
And no one credits Noah—

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBX XXXX XAXX XBXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 465
Words 72
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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