‘The Robin’

While looking through my book of Emily Dickinson’s poetry, I came across her poem entitled ‘The Robin’.  I have so been enjoying the robins outside my window this year, as they have been growing and changing.  I was sure that she wouldn’t mind me adding a few of my photos as I share Emily’s poem  ‘The Robin’  along with my robin.


The Robin.

The robin is the one
That interrupts the morn
With hurried, few, express reports
When March is scarcely on.


The robin is the one
That overflows the noon
With her cherubic quantity,
An April but begun.

The robin is the one
That speechless from her nest
Submits that home and certainty
And sanctity are best.


The Robin is usually a bird that I think more of at Christmas , but I hope you’ve enjoyed watching the development as much as I have.  I’m quite sure having read and re-read the poem that I’m not the only one who has whiled away time watching this little bird.




Love Alison x




Poem by Emily Dickinson.

Photos by Alison Fielding.



10 thoughts on “‘The Robin’

  1. Lovely. Have you read a Bird Comes Down the Walk? My Emily expert says she used birds fifty different times in her poems..and as she became more and more of a recluse, she might have been closer to birds than people. Fascinating person.

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  2. I love robins, but I have never seen them growing in stages as you have, so this was lovely to look at in your post. The poem goes perfectly with your photos.

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  3. So nice to see you’ve develop a delightful relationship with your feathered friends, Alison. The Robin is such a lovely critter, one of my favourite garden birds. Your photos are truly beautiful. Do the robins near your house also sing at night or mostly at dawn ? I know that this bird can be aggressive and very vocal in defending their territory, but I find that their musical song is usually cheerily.

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