Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower?...

by Emily Dickinson

Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower?
But I could never sell.
If you would like to borrow
Until the daffodil

Unties her yellow bonnet
Beneath the village door,
Until the bees, from clover rows
Their hock and sherry draw,

Why, I will lend until just then,
But not an hour more!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston