I'm the little "Heart's Ease"

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



I'm the little "Heart's Ease"!
I don't care for pouting skies!
If the Butterfly delay
Can I, therefore, stay away?

If the Coward Bumble Bee
In his chimney corner stay,
I, must resoluter be!
Who'll apologize for me?

Dear, Old fashioned, little flower!
Eden is old fashioned, too!
Birds are antiquated fellows!
Heaven does not change her blue.
Nor will I, the little Heart's Ease—
Ever be induced to do!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 10, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBB CBCC XDXDAD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 398
Words 72
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 6

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