- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 35
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 31. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved November 24, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 31." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. November 24, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 31," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed November 24, 2014,.
Nature rarer uses yellow
Than another hue;
Saves she all of that for sunsets, —
Prodigal of blue,
Spending scarlet like a woman,
Yellow she affords
Only scantly and selectly,
Like a lover's words.