letters from dickinson to joseph lyman

[Bumble Bees]

We had merry talk about them the other day. Austin wanted me to say what is their music. So he went buzzed like one and I mocked the wee hum they make down in the calix of a holly hock. I'm sure I don't know much about bumble bees tho' I have seen them a hundred times go thump down into on a clover buttercup head & never dig come out. But Father came out from the sanctity of his Sunday nap and said he was glad to see the little people enjoy themselves.

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