poems sent from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

The going from a world we know
  To one a wonder still
Is like the child's adversity
  Whose vista is a hill,
Behind the hill is sorcery
  And everything unknown,
But will the secret compensate
  For climbing it alone?

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