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.