Growth of Man – like Growth of Nature Poem by Emily Dickinson

Growth of Man – like Growth of Nature –

Gravitates within –
Atmosphere, and Sun endorse it –
Bit it stir – alone –

Each – its difficult Ideal
Must achieve – Itself –
Through the solitary prowess
Of a Silent Life –

Effort – is the sole condition –
Patience of Itself –
Patience of opposing forces –
And intact Belief –

Looking on – is the Department
Of its Audience –
But Transaction – is assisted
By no Countenance –

Source: Growth of Man – like Growth of Nature Poem by Emily Dickinson – Poem Hunter