Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 312a
She sweeps with 
many - colored Brooms -
And leaves the 
Shreds behind -
Oh Housewife in 
the Evening West -
Come back - and 
dust the Pond -

You dropped a 
Purple Ravelling in -
You dropped an

H 312b

Amber Thread -
And now you've 
littered all the East
With Duds of 
Emerald .

And still She 
plies Her spotted 
And still the 
scene prevails
Till Dusk ob- 
structs the Diligence -
Or Contemplation fails.


H 312

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