Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

She sped as Petals of a Rose


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She sped as Petals of a Rose
Offended by the Wind—
A frail Aristocrat of Time
Indemnity to find—
Leaving on nature—a Default
As Cricket or as Bee—
But Andes in the Bosoms where
She had begun to lie—

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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