poems sent from dickinson to mary bowles

Teach Him - when He makes the names -
Such an one - to say -
On his babbling - Berry - lips -
As should sound - to me -
Were my Ear - as near his nest -
As my thought - today
As should sound -
"Forbid us not" -
Some like "Emily."

thomas johnson's note on poem 227 | index to dickinson poems sent to m. bowles

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Last updated on October 30, 1998