Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 336
The Future  - never spoke -
Nor will He - like the Dumb -
Reveal by sign - a syllable
Of His Profound To Come -

But when the News be ripe -
Presents it - in the Act -
Forestalling Preparation -
Escape - or Substitute -

Indifferent to Him -
The Dower - as the Doom -
His Office - but to 
Fate's - Telegram - to Him -
Emily -

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