AMONG THE BUTTERCUPS
Could I But Ride Indefinite
As doth the meadow-bee,
And visit only when I liked,
And no man visit me.
And flirt all day with buttercups,
And marry whom I may,
And dwell a little everywhere,
Or better, run away.*
Both American Impressionist Willard Metcalf (1858-1925) and poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) were born in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century. Chronologically a generation apart, the two New Englanders expressed a deep love of nature through their individual art forms.
*Excerpt from Could I But Ride Indefinite.
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