poems sent from dickinson to higginson

Of Tribulation-these are They,
Denoted by the White.
The Spangled Gowns, a lesser Rank
Of Victors, designate-

All these-did conquer-
But the Ones who overcame most times-
Wear nothing commoner than Snow-
No Ornament-but Palms-

"Surrender"-is a sort unknown
On this Superior soil-
"Defeat", an Outgrown Anguish,
Remembered - as the Mile

Our panting Ancle barely passed,
When Night devoured the Road-
But we - stood - whispering in the House -
And all we said-was

thomas johnson's note on poem 325 | index to dickinson poems sent to higginson

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