Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


The butterfly's assumption-gown...

by Emily Dickinson

The butterfly's assumption-gown,
In chrysoprase apartments hung,
This afternoon put on.

How condescending to descend,
And be of buttercups the friend
In a New England town!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston
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