Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 266
His  Losses  made 
Our  Gains ashamed  
He  bore  Life's 
empty  Pack
As  gallantly  as 
if  the  East
Were  swinging 
at  his  Back  
Life's  empty  Pack 
is  heaviest
As  every  Porter 
In  vain  to 
punish  Honey -
It  only  sweeter  grows 


H 266

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