Cocoon above! Cocoon below! – A Poem

Cocoon above! Cocoon below! is a poem by Emily Dickinson. Below you can listen to it while reading along…

MP3 of Cocoon above! Cocoon below!

Cocoon Above! Cocoon Below!image

Cocoon above! Cocoon below!
Stealthy Cocoon, why hide you so
What all the world suspect?
An hour, and gay on every tree
Your secret, perched in ecstasy
Defies imprisonment!
An hour in Chrysalis to pass,
Then gay above receding grass
A Butterfly to go!
A moment to interrogate,
Then wiser than a "Surrogate,"
The Universe to know!

Illustrations by Gracie Gralike

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One Response to “Cocoon above! Cocoon below! – A Poem”

  1. obed amankwah sam Says:

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