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Emily Dickinson

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

Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower


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Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower,
But I could never sell—
If you would like to borrow,
Until the Daffodil

Unties her yellow Bonnet
Beneath the village door,
Until the Bees, from Clover rows
Their Hock, and Sherry, draw,

Why, I will lend until just then,
But not an hour more!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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