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Sunday, May 9, 2010

We Should Not Mind So Small a Flower

(bobolink ~ a migratory American songbird)

We should not mind so small a flower ‒
Except it quiet bring
Our little garden that we lost
Back to the Lawn again.

So spicy her Carnations nod ‒
So drunken, reel her Bees ‒
So silver steal a hundred flutes
From out a hundred trees ‒

That whoso sees this little flower
By faith may clear behold ‒
The Bobolinks around the throne
And Dandelions gold.

~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet

1 comment:

Barbara Mangogna said...

So beautiful. She just takes my breath away.