Some such Butterfly be seen
On Brazilian Pampas —
Just at noon — no later — Sweet —
Then — the License closes —

Some such Spice — express and pass —
Subject to Your Plucking —
As the Stars — You knew last Night —
Foreigners — This Morning —

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2 Comments

  1. Kate says:

    What a beautiful poem on transience and change – the smell/spice of flowers plucked eventually passes,the stars are foreigners by morning,butterflies are there for awhile then no longer here she expresses this as the closing of a licence.I had no idea what a gifted poet she was.

  2. yann rolland says:

    I have often difficulties to understand E DICKINSON poetry because the association of images and ideas is not clear for me….But this one i LIKE it…

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