poems sent from dickinson to higginson

Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 1039

MANUSCRIPTS: The text reproduced above (Bingham 51a) is in packet 88, written about 1865. A variant of the last stanza is in the penciled draft of a letter (Bingham), written late in 1870 to an unidentified recipient, probably T. W. Higginson.

The Spirit said unto the Dust
Old Friend, thou knewest me
And Time went out to tell the news
Unto Eternity

PUBLICATION: The four stanzas are in BM (1945), 124.

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