letters from dickinson to higginson

September 1877

Dear friend.

If I could help you?

Perhaps she does not go so far
As you who stay- suppose-
Perhaps comes closer, for the lapse
Of her corporeal clothes-

Did she know she was leaving you? The Wilderness is new-to you. Master, let me lead you.


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