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Dear March – Come in – By Emily Dickinson(1830 – 1886)

Irish Landscape images March 2017 Nigel Borrington

Irish Landscape images
March 2017
Nigel Borrington

Dear March – Come in
Emily Dickinson, 1830 – 1886

Dear March – Come in –
How glad I am –
I hoped 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 Birds –
The Maples never knew that you were coming –
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 –


3 responses

  1. Lovely photos to illustrate the austere March.

    March 2, 2017 at 7:32 pm

  2. Thanks a lot Nigel for that lovely post ❤
    Happy Spring!!

    March 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm

  3. Thank you Nigel. A beauty of a poem and one I have not read before.

    March 5, 2017 at 10:23 am

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