Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


The Mountain

by Emily Dickinson

The mountain sat upon the plain
In his eternal chair,
His observation omnifold,
His inquest everywhere.

The seasons prayed around his knees,
Like children round a sire:
Grandfather of the days is he,
Of dawn the ancestor.


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston