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Emily Dickinson - If I could bribe them by a Rose

If I could bribe them by a Rose
I'd bring them every flower that grows
From Amherst to Cashmere!
I would not stop for night, or storm --
Or frost, or death, or anyone --
My business were so dear!

If they would linger for a Bird
My Tambourin were soonest heard
Among the April Woods!
Unwearied, all the summer long,
Only to break in wilder song
When Winter shook the boughs!

What if they hear me!
Who shall say
That such an importunity
May not at last avail?

That, weary of this Beggar's face --
They may not finally say, Yes --
To drive her from the Hall?

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Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 179. If I could bribe them by a Rose
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on March 16th, 2006 at 7:50 PM.

i wish i could bribe ppl with a flower.
i really like this poem, but then again i mostly like poems that talk about flowers

Nicole from United States

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