poems sent from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

Go slow, my soul, to feed thyself
Upon his rare approach -
Go rapid, lest Competing Death
Prevail upon the Coach -
Go timid, lest his final eye
Determine thee amiss -
Go boldly - for thou paid'st his price
Redemption - for a Kiss -

5. lest] should
5. final] testing/ blazing/ lofty
7. Go] But
8. Redemption] Thy Total/ [Thy] Being

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