Sunday, September 03, 2006

(1755)

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.



-- Emily Dickinson

7 comments:

LitByFire said...

I was thinking the exact same thing.

Sam of the ten thousand things said...

A perfect point-- Dickinson may be the answer to all questions.

Rachel Dacus said...

One of my favorite Dickinson pieces, both for economy and elegance.

Radish King said...

My very first bee poem but for some reason this morning I kept reading To make a pirate and it made ABSOLUTE SENSE.
xo

Emmy said...

Thank you for posting this Suzanne. Exactly what I needed to read this morning. Perfect.

cornshake said...

ah, one of my fave poems of hers

jenni said...

Yes, I love this one of hers, too. Thanks for posting it.