Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower

(1978)

"Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower" is the first song of George Perle's Thirteen Dickinson Songs. For more information about this song cycle, please visit: Thirteen Dickinson Songs.

Perhaps You'd Like to Buy a Flower
by Emily Dickinson


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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