Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 338
The inundation of 
the Spring
+ Enlarges every 
Soul -     +submerges
It sweeps the 
tenement -  [or s] away
But leaves the 
Water whole -

In which the 
Soul at first 
+ estranged - + alarmed
Seeks +faintly for 
its' Shore -+ softly
But acclima
ted - pines no more
For [its'] Peninsula - 

+ submerged -

+ [circled seeks furtive
     for its' shore]
[sideways, on bottom right:]
Loses sight
Of aught
     aught Peninsular -

H 338

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