poems sent from dickinson to higginson

The Rat is the concisest Tenant.
He pays no Rent.
Repudiates the Obligation -
On Schemes intent

Balking our Wit
To sound or circumvent -
Hate cannot harm
A Foe so reticent -
Neither Decree prohibit him -
Lawful as Equilibrium.

thomas johnson's note on poem 1356 | index to dickinson poems sent to higginson

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