- 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: 71
Dickinson, E. (1896). Time and Eternity, Poem 34. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 24, 2021, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Time and Eternity, Poem 34." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. October 24, 2021.
Emily Dickinson, "Time and Eternity, Poem 34," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed October 24, 2021,.
The daisy follows soft the sun,
And when his golden walk is done,
Sits shyly at his feet.
He, waking, finds the flower near.
"Wherefore, marauder, art thou here?"
"Because, sir, love is sweet!"
We are the flower, Thou the sun!
Forgive us, if as days decline,
We nearer steal to Thee, —
Enamoured of the parting west,
The peace, the flight, the amethyst,