poems from dickinson to elizabeth dickerman

To try to speak, and miss the way
And ask it of the Tears,
Is Gratitude's sweet poverty,
The Tatters that he wears -

A better Coat if he possessed
Would help him to conceal,
Not subjugate, the Mutineer
Whose title is "the Soul."

thomas johnson's note on poem 1618 | index to dickinson/dickerman poems

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