MANUSCRIPT: AC. Pencil.
PUBLICATION: Home 420.
The date is conjectured from the handwriting and from the fact that the same poem is included by ED in one of her packets (HCL) written about this time. The circumstances to which the poem appears to allude have not been identified. But it is clear that about this time she was undergoing a turbulent emotional disturbance (see letters no. 187 and 233). Early in 1862 she in fact made a confidant of Bowles (see letter no. 250).