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.
Suggested Reading, Picture Books about Emily Dickinson: Emily, by Michael Bedard, illustrated by Barbara Cooney; Emily Dickinson’s Letters to the World, by Jeanette Winter; The Mouse of Amherst, by Elizabeth Spires, illustrated by Claire Nivola; My Letter to the World, and Other Poems, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault; Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson, edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin, illustrated by Chi Chung; My Uncle Emily, by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter.
illustration © Deborah Freedman