poems sent from dickinson to elizabeth holland

To Dr. Holland
From ED

These held their Wick above the West -
Till when the Red declined -
Or how the Amber aided it -
Defied to be defined -

Then waned without disparagement
In a dissembling Hue
That would not let the Eye decide
Did it abide or no-

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