Hymn Meter Poetry

Emily Dickinson portrait   Emily Dickinson wrote 1775 poems that we know of, many of which were written using Hymn Meter. The flow of Hymn Meter Poetry aligns with the melody of hymns that she knew. Her Hymn Meter Poetry poems could be sung to music that was popular at that time.

I enjoy the poetry of Dickinson, and also her as a person. She certainly remains one of the greatests poets of all time.

The 15 poems below are my attempts of writing poetry by using Hymn Meter.

Also, I have a webpage on Emily Dickinson which includes some Hymn Meter Poetry writing primers.

My Emily Dickinson Webpage


Then Sings My Soul

When seeing you my soul does sing.
Your presence comforts me.
The happiness you always bring,
I wish as much for thee.


Your Presence

The warmth of your presence
Rouses my emotions.
Desire creates its own suspense.
Will our hearts beat as one?


An Invitation

Skin so fair with cinnamon hair,
Please let my heart soar free.
Splendor beyond any compare,
Come on a walk with me.



I saw her yet again today,
That angel in disguise.
My soul, it cried out in dismay
As sorrow met reprise.



A flower blooms in secret place.
I planted it mid-May.
I hope to place it in a vase,
And visit you someday.


Whenever She is Near

Such lovely music is her voice
As words goes dancing around my ears.
Her beauty makes my soul rejoice
Whenever she is near.



Awake tonight my heart delights โ€“
The still invites your grand debut.
Past lonely days I overwrite
As dreams review my love for you.


Kiss Me Hello

I promise I won’t ask too much
Of what I'd love to ask of you.
Your cheek, your lips I’d love to touch
For just a little kiss โ€“ or two!



I call your name as though you care.
The deed returned in silent stare.
Such love for you I would confess.
Except that you could care no less.


Future Endeavors

I dream of future times to share.
To hold you close sublime!
Please end my days of solitaire
And let our souls entwine.


To Be With You

I wish to spend the day with you.
To be with you sublime!
Though who am I to so impose
on such an angel’s time?


To Be Near You

My heart does warm upon your sight
Whenever I’m near you.
Too short my time in such delight.
Too soon, we bid adieu.



What choice has the heart in which it pursues
when two souls by their fate become tethered?
Why would the universe lead me to you,
Be it not, for us to be forever together?



You would blush every time
I gaze into your eyes.
If only that you knew
The loving thoughts I have of you.


Quiet Times

When silent is the night,
I dream you're with me here.
I wish to hold you tight
And whisper in your ear.


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