Poems by Emily Dickinson: Saturday Afternoon

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

Saturday Afternoon

From all the jails the boys and girls
Ecstatically leap, —
Beloved, only afternoon
That prison doesn't keep.
They storm the earth and stun the air,
A mob of solid bliss.
Alas! that frowns could lie in wait
For such a foe as this!