poems sent from dickinson to higginson

Dominion lasts until obtained -
Possession just as long -
But these - endowing as they flit
Eternally belong.

How everlasting are the Lips
Known only to the Dew -
These are the Brides of permanence
Supplanting me and you

thomas johnson's note on poem 1257 | index to dickinson poems sent to higginson

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