Could anyone analyze Emily Dickinson's poem number 130, "These are the days when birds come back"?
This trochaic poem, with Dickinson's irregular punctuation, has an irregular rhyme scheme with the 1st and 2nd lines sometimes rhyming with near rhyme, but not always:
These are the days when Birds come back—
A very few—a Bird or two—
To take a backward look.
These are the days when skies resume
The old—old sophistries of June—
A blue and gold mistake.
It's theme is a twist on the sacred religious theme of Communion. It compares the return of birds to a fraud that threatens to "cheat the bees." It invites children to partake of the ritual of returning waves of nature's patterns.