Poems, Second Series

Author: Emily Dickinson  | Date: 1891


NATURE rarer uses yellow

Than another hue;

Saves she all of that for sunsets,-

Prodigal of blue,

Spending scarlet like a woman,

Yellow she affords

Only scantly and selectly,

Like a lover’s words.


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Chicago: Emily Dickinson, "XXXI.," Poems, Second Series Original Sources, accessed December 5, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TL4T8IGHETL9HA.

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Harvard: Dickinson, E, 'XXXI.' in Poems, Second Series. Original Sources, retrieved 5 December 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4TL4T8IGHETL9HA.