poems sent from dickinson to higginson

They say that "Time assuages" -
Time never did assuage -
An actual suffering strengthens
As Sinews do, with age -

Time is a Test of Trouble -
But not a Remedy -
If such it prove, it prove too
There was no Malady -

thomas johnson's note on poem 686 | index to dickinson poems sent to higginson

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