poems from dickinson to mabel loomis todd

The Auctioneer of Parting
His "Going, going, gone"
Shouts even from the Crucifix,
And brings his Hammer down -
He only sells the Wilderness,
The prices of Despair
Range from a single human Heart
To Two - not any more -

thomas johnson's note on poem 1612 | index to dickinson/todd poems

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