Emily Dickinson

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

A sepal, petal, and a thorn


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A sepal, petal, and a thorn
Upon a common summer's morn—
A flask of Dew—A Bee or two—
A Breeze—a caper in the trees—
And I'm a Rose!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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