poems sent from dickinson to frances and louise norcross

This was in the White of the year -
That - was in the Green -
Drifts were as difficult then to think
As Daisies now to be seen -

Looking back is best that is left
Or if it be - before -
Retrospection is Prospect's half,
Sometimes, almost more.

thomas johnson's note on poem 995 | index to dickinson/norcross poems

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