poems sent from dickinson to elizabeth holland

To Elizabeth Holland
From ED

To see her is a Picture -
To hear her is a Tune -
To know her an Intemperance
As innocent as June -
To know her not - Affliction -
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the Sun
Were shining in your Hand.

thomas johnson's note on poem 1568 | index to dickinson/holland poems

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