Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower

Emily Dickinson 1830 (Amherst) – 1886 (Amherst)



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!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXX XAXX XA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 278
Words 54
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 2

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