poems sent from dickinson to bowles

If she had been the Mistletoe
And I had been the Rose -
How gay upon your table
My velvet life to close -
Since I am of the Druid,
And she is of the dew -
I'll deck Tradition's buttonhole -
And send the Rose to you.

thomas johnson's note on poem 44 | index to dickinson poems sent to bowles

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