poems sent from dickinson to higginson

Step lightly on this narrow spot -
The broadest Land that grows
Is not so ample as the Breast
These Emerald Seams enclose.

Step lofty, for this name be told
As far as Cannon dwell
Or Flag subsist or Fame export
Her deathless Syllable.

thomas johnson's note on poem 1183 | index to dickinson poems sent to higginson

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