poems sent from dickinson to bowles

Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 225

MANUSCRIPTS: The copy reproduced above, in packet 20 (H 110e), was written in 1861. Another copy (Hooker), identical in text, concludes a letter written to Samuel Bowles in the same year:

Jesus! thy Crucifix
Enable thee to guess
The smaller size -

Jesus! thy second face
Mind thee - in Paradise -
Of Our's.

PUBLICATION: BM (1945), 124. The text derives from a transcript made by Mrs. Todd. One word is altered:

2. Enable] Enables

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