ANGELS, in the early morning,
May be seen the dews among;
Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying:
Do the buds to them belong?
Angels, when the sun is hottest,
May be seen the sands among:
Stooping, plucking, sighing, flying, —
Parched the flowers they bear along.
First print Nature poem XVIII, 18
Johnson poem 94 | Franklin poem 73
■→Poems, first print by Higginson and Todd, page 90;
Adherent nominal comma (children as angels, morning or afternoon); adverbial semicolon (dews among) to become a colon (sands among) for stanza 2 premise and consequent (parched the flowers).
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.