Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 271
	I fit for them -
I seek the Dark
Till I am thorough
The labor is a sober 
With the austerer 
sweet ' an - this '
With this sufficient 

That abstinence of mine 
A purer food for them, 
if I succeed,
If not I had
The transport of 
the Aim.

H 271

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