Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 251
Except to Heaven - she is nought. 
Except for Angels - lone. 
Except to some wide-wandering Bee - 
A flower superfluous - blown. 

Except for winds - provincial - 
Except for Butterflies 
Unnoticed as a single dew 
That on the Acre lies - 

The smallest Housewife in the grass - 
Yet take her from the lawn 
And somebody has lost the face 
That made Existence - Home - 


H 251

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