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by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

I'll tell you how the Sun rose
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
I'll tell you how the Sun rose, -
A Ribbon at a time -
The Steeples swam in Amethyst -
The news like Squirrels ran -
The Hills untied their Bonnets,
The Bobolinks - begun -
Then I said softly to myself -
"That must have been the Sun!"
But how he set - I know not -
There seemed a purple stile
Which little Yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while -
Till when they reached the other side -
A Dominie in Gray
Put gently up the evening Bars,
And led the flock away.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Bertram Kottmann

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 98