Poetry:  Emily Dickinson

"I never saw a moor" by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

I never saw a moor, 

I never saw the sea; 

Yet know I how the heather looks,

And what a wave must be.


I never spoke with God,

Nor visited in heaven;

Yet certain am I of the spot

As if the chart were given.


The following poems were Inspired by Emily Dickinson's “I Never Saw a Moor"


"Never" by Jonah Edwards (11th grade, September 2014)


Never have I seen the dawn of the day.

Bright beauties, with its clouds of the rainbow.

Those sights I have not laid my eyes upon.

Those sights of the starts of days more to know.


Never have I seen the night’s white, full moon.

Charms, with temperatures low, with winds to blow.

I wish to feel the calm cool of the air.

I wish to know what it’s like to be there.



"I’ve Never Seen" by Amanda Armistead (5th grade, October 2014)


I’ve never seen a giraffe.

I’ve never seen a gopher.

Although they both eat dinner,

They never wear soft loafers.


I’ve never spoken with the president.

I’ve never spoken with the queen.

But I know they live in a mansion,

These things they've probably seen.