poems sent from dickinson to austin dickinson

A Burdock - clawed my Gown -
Not Burdock's - blame -
But mine -
Who went too near
The Burdock's Den -

A Bog - affronts my shoe -
What else have Bogs - to do -
The only Trade they know -
The splashing Men!
Ah, pity - then!

'Tis Minnows can despise!
The Elephant's - calm eyes
Look further on!

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