- 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: 58
Dickinson, E. (1896). Time and Eternity, Poem 30. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 24, 2021, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Time and Eternity, Poem 30." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. October 24, 2021.
Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity, Poem 30," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed October 24, 2021,.
Except to heaven, she is nought;
Except for angels, lone;
Except to some wide-wandering bee,
A flower superfluous blown;
Except for winds, provincial;
Except by butterflies,
Unnoticed as a single dew
That on the acre lies.
The smallest housewife in the grass,
Yet take her from the lawn,
And somebody has lost the face
That made existence home!