Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems

Part Three: Nature 36. Frequently the woods are pink

Frequently the woods are pink,

Frequently are brown;

Frequently the hills undress

Behind my native town.

Oft a head is crested

I was wont to see,

And as oft a cranny

Where it used to be.

And the earth, they tell me,

On its axis turned, --

Wonderful rotation

By but twelve performed!