It’s World Animal Day – A Poem About An Animal


A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson.

The grass divides as with a comb
A spotted shaft is seen
And then it closes at your feet
And opens further on –

He likes a boggy acre –
A floor too cool for corn –
Yet when a boy, and barefoot
I more than once, at morn
Have passed, I thought, a whip-lash
Unbraiding in the sun
When, stooping to secure it
It wrinkled, and was gone –

Several of nature’s people
I know, and they know me
I feel for them a transport
Of cordiality

But never met this fellow
Attended or alone
Without a tighter breathing
And zero at the bone

(The Narrow Fellow Is A Snake = Deceit)

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