Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

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Dust is the only secret - 
Death - the only one 
You cannot find out all about 
In his native town - 

Nobody knew his Father - 
Never was a Boy - 
Had'nt any playmates 
Nor "Early history" - 

Industrious - Laconic - 
Punctual - Sedate - 
Bolder than a Brigand - 
Swifter than a Fleet - 

Builds like a Bird - too - 
Christ robs the nest - 
Robin after Robin 
Smuggled to rest -  
		Emily - 


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