A narrow Fellow in the Grass
Although the title of the poem gives the game away, the opening lines are a bit riddle-like. This was one of the few Dickinson poems published in her lifetime. The Springfield Republican, the paper that published it, gave it the title.
The snake “rides” in the grass; he is designated, peculiarly, as a “fellow”. It’s possible, if you’re not super observant, to get to the end without realizing what Dickinson is describing…
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