Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 16th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,943 comments.
Emily Dickinson - The butterfly obtains

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
Though favorably mentioned
In Entomology --

Because he travels freely
And wears a proper coat
The circumspect are certain
That he is dissolute --

Had he the homely scutcheon
Of modest Industry
'Twere fitter certifying
For Immortality --

Share |

Added: Jan 9 2004 | Viewed: 4317 times | Comments and analysis of The butterfly obtains by Emily Dickinson Comments (1)

The butterfly obtains - Comments and Information

Poet: Emily Dickinson
Poem: 1685. The butterfly obtains
Volume: Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Year: Published/Written in 1955

Comment 1 of 1, added on March 28th, 2007 at 2:17 AM.

look at what is is talking about the beauty of the betterfully.

haripriya from United States

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The butterfly obtains, has received one comment so far. Click here to read it, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Dickinson Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore