Here’s a full poem ‘A Narrow Fellow in the Grass’ by Emily Dickinson. If you’re interested in a full analysis of this poem, check out our links at the bottom of the page!

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass

A narrow Fellow in the Grass

Occasionally rides –

You may have met him? Did you not

His notice instant is –

.

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 –

But when a Boy and Barefoot

I more than once at Noon

.

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.

Emily Dickinson


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