poems from dickinson to sarah tuckerman

Not seeing, still we know -
Not knowing, guess -
Not guessing, smile and hide
And half caress -

And quake - and turn away,
Seraphic fear -
Is Eden's innuendo
"If you dare"?

thomas johnson's note on poem 1518 | index to dickinson/s. tuckerman poems

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