letters from dickinson to catherine sweetser

To Mrs. Joseph A. Sweetser
From ED

late January 1874

Saying nothing, My Aunt Katie, sometimes says the Most.

Death's Waylaying not the sharpest
Of the thefts of Time -
There Marauds a sorer Robber,
Silence - is his name -
No Assault, nor any Menace
Doth betoken him.
But from Life's consummate Cluster-
He supplants the Balm.


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