Emily Dickinson

We like March, his shoes are purple,
He is new and high;
Makes he mud for dog and peddler,
Makes he forest dry;
Knows the adder's tongue his coming,
And begets her spot.
Stands the sun so close and mighty
That our minds are hot.
News is he of all the others;
Bold it were to die
With the blue-birds buccaneering
On his British sky


* I checked out this poem on several sites, not being certain Dickinson would refer to a "British" sky. I don't believe she was ever in England. But it stands as written, and I love the bluebirds buccaneering!