THE mountain sat upon the plain
In his eternal chair,
His observation omnifold,
His inquest everywhere.
The seasons played around his knees,
Like children round a sire:
Grandfather of the days is he,
Of dawn, the ancestor.
First print Nature XXI, 21
Johnson 975 | Franklin 970
■→Poems, first print by Higginson and Todd, page 93;
Appositive comma, of the days, of dawn, the ancestor.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
The world may never have seen her original handwriting, if her skill was taken for supernatural. Feel welcome to Poems by Emily Dickinson prepared for print by Teresa Pelka: thematic stanzas, notes on the Greek and Latin inspiration, the correlative with Webster 1828, and the Aristotelian motif, Things perpetual — these are not in time, but in eternity.