The Bee is not afraid of me.
I know the Butterfly.
The pretty people in the Woods
Receive me cordially —

The Brooks laugh louder when I come —
The Breezes madder play;
Wherefore mine eye thy silver mists,
Wherefore, Oh Summer’s Day?

Analysis, meaning and summary of Emily Dickinson's poem The Bee is not afraid of me.


  1. Richard B says:

    bees 🙂

  2. Barry B. says:

    Y’know bees are truly deep creatures, just like the Oscar winning 2008 film Bee movie

  3. Donald says:

    I am partial to bees

  4. frumpo says:

    I am at ease with Nature (on a summer day), and yet it makes me sad.

  5. Sarah Grace says:

    This poem fills me with a light, airy feel. Emily Dickinson has the ability to make even the most high-maintenance, indoorsy types want to go into the woods and relax. I love it.

  6. Bob Ewell says:

    I take back the nickel comment from earlyer i would have alot of nickels are all your poems short? and i Dont like bees

  7. Lindsey Stuckey says:

    I like bees.

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