poems from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

Go not too near a House of Rose -
The depredation of a Breeze
Or Inundation of a Dew
Alarm it's walls away -
Nor try to tie the Butterfly,
Nor climb the Bars of Ecstasy,
In insecurity to lie
Is Joy's insuring quality.

thomas johnson's note on poem 1434 | index to dickinson/s. tuckerman poems

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