letters from dickinson to harriet dickinson
To Harriet and Martha Dickinson
You are very kind to have wished for me, and I think it sweet, but accustomed to all through Father, they remind me too deeply of him for Peace. You, too, have been lessened. Let us remember together.
Perhaps they do not go so far
As we who stay, suppose
Perhaps some closer, for the lapse
Of their corporeal clothes.
It may be, know so certainly
How short we have to fear,
That comprehension antedates,
And estimates us there.
thomas johnson's note on letter 518 | index to dickinson/h. dickinson letters
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