Page:Emily Dickinson Poems - second series (1891).djvu/136

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.
128
POEMS.

XIV.

IN SHADOW


I DREAMED that first robin so,
But he is mastered now,
And I 'm accustomed to him grown,—
He hurts a little, though.

I thought if I could only live
Till that first shout got by,
Not all pianos in the woods
Had power to mangle me.

I dared not meet the daffodils,
For fear their yellow gown
Would pierce me with a fashion
So foreign to my own.

I wished the grass would hurry,
So when 't was time to see,
He 'd be too tall, the tallest one
Could stretch to look at me.