letters from dickinson to unknown recipients

about March 1883

Dear friend,

I dream of your little Girl three successive Nights - I hope nothing affornts her -

To see her is a Picture -
To hear her is a Tune-
To know her, a disparagement of every other Boon -
To know her not, Affliction -
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the Sun
Were shining in your Hand-

Lest she miss her "Squirrels," I send her little Playmates I met in Yesterday's Storm - the loveley first that came -

Forever honored be the Tree
Whose Apple winter-worn -
Enticed to Breakfast from the sky
Two Gabriels Yester Morn.
They registered in Nature's Book
As Robins, Sire and Son -
But Angels have that modest way
To screen them from renown -

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