Spotlight Poetry – A Bird, came down the Walk – A poem by Emily Dickinson

A Bird, came down the Walk by Emily Dickinson

A Bird, came down the Walk – 
He did not know I saw –

He bit an Angle Worm in halves

And ate the fellow, raw, 
 
And then, he drank a Dew
From a convenient Grass –

And then hopped sidewise to the Wall
To let a Beetle pass –

 
He glanced with rapid eyes,
That hurried all abroad –

They looked like frightened Beads, I thought,
He stirred his Velvet Head. – 

 
Like one in danger, Cautious,
I offered him a Crumb,

And he unrolled his feathers, 
And rowed him softer Home –

 
Than Oars divide the Ocean,
Too silver for a seam,

Or Butterflies, off Banks of Noon,
Leap, plashless as they swim. 

Poem Attribution © Emily Dickinson, A Bird, came down the Walk

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56593/a-bird-came-down-the-walk-359

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Painting Attribution © Bob Browney, Bird, 2017

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Spotlight Poetry – I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – A poem by Emily Dickinson

© Ave Igor, The Spiritual Death of Small Illusion, 2010

I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – by Emily Dickinson

I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –
The Stillness in the Room

Was like the Stillness in the Air –
Between the Heaves of Storm –

The Eyes around – had wrung them dry –
And Breaths were gathering firm

For that last Onset – when the King
Be witnessed – in the Room –

I willed my Keepsakes – Signed away
What portion of me be

Assignable – and then it was
There interposed a Fly –

With Blue – uncertain – stumbling Buzz –
Between the light – and me –

And then the Windows failed – and then
I could not see to see –

Poem Attribution © Emily Dickinson, I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45703/i-heard-a-fly-buzz-when-i-died-591

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Painting Attribution © Ave Igor, The Spiritual Death of Small Illusion, 2010

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Spotlight Poetry – The Bird her punctual music brings – A poem by Emily Dickinson

© Narayanan Namboothiri, Music, 2015

The Bird her punctual music brings by Emily Dickinson

The Bird her punctual music brings
And lays it in its place—

Its place is in the Human Heart
And in the Heavenly Grace—
What respite from her thrilling toil
Did Beauty ever take—

But Work might be electric Rest
To those that Magic make—

Poem Attribution © Emily Dickinson, The Bird her punctual music brings

Source Attribution https://hellopoetry.com/poem/2442/the-bird-her-punctual-music-brings/

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Painting Attribution © Narayanan Namboothiri, Music, 2015

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