Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 280
I think that the Root of 
the Wind is Water -
It would not sound 
so deep
Were it a Firmamental 
Product -
Airs no Oceans keep -
Mediterranean intonations -
To a Current's Ear -
There is a maritime 
In the Atmosphere -

H 280

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