- 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: 63
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 18: Two Voyagers. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved September 24, 2023, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 18: Two Voyagers." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. September 24, 2023.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 18: Two Voyagers," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed September 24, 2023,.
Two butterflies went out at noon
And waltzed above a stream,
Then stepped straight through the firmament
And rested on a beam;
And then together bore away
Upon a shining sea, —
Though never yet, in any port,
Their coming mentioned be.
If spoken by the distant bird,
If met in ether sea
By frigate or by merchantman,
Report was not to me.