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little beds...

THE SLEEPING FLOWERS.

by Emily Dickinson

"Whose are the little beds," I asked,

"Which in the valleys lie?"

Some shook their heads, and others smiled,

And no one made reply.

 

"Perhaps they did not hear," I said;

"I will inquire again.

Whose are the beds, the tiny beds

So thick upon the plain?"

 

"'Tis daisy in the shortest;

A little farther on,

Nearest the door to wake the first,

Little leontodon.

 

"'Tis iris, sir, and aster,

Anemone and bell,

Batschia in the blanket red,

And chubby daffodil."

  

Emily Dickinson

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Taken on May 10, 2007