- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 27
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 23. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved August 27, 2015, from
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Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 23," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed August 27, 2015,.
The butterfly's assumption-gown,
In chrysoprase apartments hung,
This afternoon put on.
How condescending to descend,
And be of buttercups the friend
In a New England town!