Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 274
   I reason  - 
     Earth is short -
And  Anguish - absolute -
And  many - hurt -
But, what of that?
   I reason -
     We should 
   die -
The best - Vitality -
Could  not excel Decay -
But - What   of that?
   I reason -
     That in "Heaven" -
Somehow - it will be even -
Some new Equation - given -
But - what of that!


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