letters from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

about 1884

TO: Louise and Frances Norcross

A tone from the old Bells, perhaps might wake the Children -

We send the Wave to find the Wave -
An Errand so divine,
The Messenger enamored too,
Forgetting to return,
We make the wise distinction still,
Soever made in vain,
The sagest time to dam the sea is when the sea is gone -

              with love -

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