poems sent from dickinson to higginson

She laid her docile Crescent down
And this confiding Stone
Still states to Dates that have forgot
The News that she is gone -

So constant to it's stolid trust,
The Shaft that never knew -
It shames the Constancy that fled
Before it's emblem flew -

thomas johnson's note on poem 1396 | index to dickinson poems sent to higginson

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