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Nature, the gentlest mother,
Impatient of no child,
The feeblest or the waywardest,
Her admonition mild
In forest and the hill
By traveller is heard,
Restraining rampant squirrel
Or too impetuous bird.
How fair her conversation,
A summer afternoon, --
Her household, her assembly;
And when the sun goes down
When all the children sleep
She turns as long away
As will suffice to light her lamps;
Then, bending from the sky
With infinite affection
And infiniter care,
Her golden finger on her lip,
Wills silence everywhere.
~Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson's 'Nature the Gentlest Mother' is a poem that reinforces one's belief in relying on nature. She personifies Nature as a mother. Like a mother, nature is calm with her children. She does not discriminate, and her anger is very mild. All human beings are travellers, and nature tries to protect animals and birds from being mistreated by them, as they are also her children. Like a mother protects her household and assemble, she holds on to the world. Even when her children are asleep, she tends to all other worldly details. She has a golden touch over her children, thereby establishing peace among all the inhabitants.