Poetry Month – Emily Dickinson’s “Bee! I’m Expecting You!”

I found this delightful Emily Dickinson poem at Romancing the Bee, a site dedicated to personal bee-keeping, cottage gardening and cooking with (you guessed it) honey. I’d never read it before. Now I’m a fan. Without further ado, “Bee! I’m Expecting You!” Alys

Romancing the Bee


Bee! I’m expecting you!

Was saying Yesterday

To Somebody you know

That you were due —

The Frogs got Home last Week —

Are settled, and at work —

Birds, mostly back —

The Clover warm and thick —

You’ll get my Letter by

The seventeenth; Reply

Or better, be with me —

Yours, Fly.

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4 thoughts on “Poetry Month – Emily Dickinson’s “Bee! I’m Expecting You!”

  1. New for me too, lovd it, thanks Alys. Sounds like shorthand enjoyed by two old friends. The letters brief, familiar and sentimental. No need to be wordy, they know each other too well. 😀


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