poems sent from dickinson to higginson

The Mind lives on the Heart
Like any Parasite -
If that is full of Meat
The Mind is fat.

But if the Heart omit
Emaciate the Wit -
The Aliment of it
So absolute.

thomas johnson's note on poem 1355 | index to dickinson poems sent to higginson

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