Reading of: “How Happy is the Little Stone” by Emily Dickinson

Katie Lehman

Katie Lehman

“How Happy is the Little Stone” by Emily Dickingson,


How happy is the little Stone

That rambles in the Road alone,

And doesn’t care about Careers

And Exigencies never fears —

Whose Coat of elemental Brown

A passing Universe put on,

And independent as the Sun

Associates or glows alone,

Fulfilling absolute Decree

In casual simplicity —


Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, on December 10, 1830. Dickingson’s poetry became popular during the last decade during the 19th century. However, she died in 1886, four years before her first poems were published. 


She wrote “How Happy is the Little Stone” to place her longing to be carefree on an inatamit object. Sometimes it is nice to think about how life would be if there were no worries. 


As a community, we should take notes from the little stone, and take time to relax and to not overthink.