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Poem by Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


The Secret


Some things that fly there be, Ч
Birds, hours, the bumble-bee:
Of these no elegy.

Some things that stay there be, Ч
Grief, hills, eternity:
Nor this behooveth me.

There are, that resting, rise.
Can I expound the skies?
How still the riddle lies!



Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's other poems:
  1. Belshazzar Had a Letter
  2. Our Share of Night to Bear
  3. New Feet within My Garden Go
  4. Psalm of the Day
  5. Renunciation


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Edward Sill The Secret ("A TIDE of sun and song in beauty broke")
  • Katherine Mansfield The Secret ("In the profoundest ocean")

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