Poemsby Emily Dickinson

XL

 She sweeps with many-colored brooms, And leaves the shreds behind; Oh, housewife in the evening west, Come back, and dust the pond! 
 You dropped a purple ravelling in, You dropped an amber thread; And now you 've littered all the East With duds of emerald! 
 And still she plies her spotted brooms, And still the aprons fly, Till brooms fade softly into stars - And then I come away.