Emily Dickinson

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

'Twould ease—a Butterfly


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'Twould ease—a Butterfly—
Elate—a Bee—
Thou'rt neither—
Neither—thy capacity—

But, Blossom, were I,
I would rather be
Thy moment
Than a Bee's Eternity—

Content of fading
Is enough for me—
Fade I unto Divinity—

And Dying—Lifetime—
Ample as the Eye—
Her least attention raise on me—

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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