Butterfly Poetry

Two Butterflies Went Out At Noon

two monarch butterflies on pink flowers


Two butterflies went out at noon
And waltzed above a stream,
Then stepped straight through the firmament
And rested on a beam;
And then together bore away
Upon a shining sea,
Though never yet, in any port,
Their coming mentioned be.
If spoken by the distant bird,
If met in ether sea
By frigate or by merchantman,
Report was not to me.


Emily Dickinson (183086). Complete Poems. 1924.

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