Dickinson, Emily. "To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee".
Summary and Analysis
This brief but condensed image of "making a prairie" pays tribute both to the power of wish and power of will. Precisely it handles with the power of "revery" which comprises a state of being awake and at the same time a state of dreaming.
The poem suggests that for making a prairie only "one clover, and a bee" is needed, but the "revery" alone is enough, if there is shortage of bees.
AuthorDickinson, Emily. (1830 - 1886).
Full TitleUntitled, the first line is used for identification.
Dickinson, Emily. "To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee". In: The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Nina Baym et al. NY: Norton, 1989.