poems sent from dickinson to higginson
Thomas Johnson's Note on Poem 1365
MANUSCRIPT: In a letter to T. W. Higginson (BPL Higg 78), written in
March 1876, ED recalls the memory of her father, who had died in June 1874:
When I think of my Father's lonely Life and his lonelier Death, there is this
She follows the thought with these lines.
PUBLICATION: The letter was first published in Atlantic Monthly, LXVIII (October 1891),
455, in an article which Higginson wrote dealing with the letters and poems he
had received from ED. It was collected in Letters (ed. 1894), 318; (ed. 1931), 301; also LL (1924), 292.
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