poems sent from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

Mama never forgets her birds,
Though in another tree -
She looks down just as often
And just as tenderly
As when her little mortal nest
With cunning care she wove -
If either of her "sparrows fall",
She "notices," above.

thomas johnson's note on poem 164 | index to dickinson/norcross poems

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