A Child’s Question

By Emily Dickinson

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    Will there really be a morning?

    Is there such a thing as day?

    Could I see it from the mountains

    If I were as tall as they?

    Has it feet like water-lillies?

    Has it feathers like a bird?

    Is it brought from famous countries

    Of which I have never heard?

    Oh, some scholar! Oh, some sailor!

    Oh, some wise man from the skies!

    Please to tell a little pilgrim

    Where the place called morning lies!

    Illustrated by Virginia Sargent