Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 304a
One need not be 
a Chamber - to be 
Haunted -
One need not 
be a House -
The Brain has 
Corridors - surpassing
Material Place -

Far safer, of a 
Midnight Meeting
External Ghost

H 304b

Than its' interior 
Confronting -
That Cooler Host -

Far safer, through 
an Abbey gallop,
The Stones a'chase -
Than Unarmed, 
One's a'self encounter -
In lonesome Place -

Ourself behind 
Ourself, concealed -

H 304c

Should startle most -
Assassin hid in 
Our Apartment
Be Horror's least

The Body - borrows 
a Revolver -
He bolts the Door -
O'erlooking a 
Superior Spectre -
Or More -
	Emily -


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