Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H 347a
The Props assist the 
Until the House is 
And then the Props 
And adequate, erect,
The House support 
And cease to recollect
The Augur and the 
Carpenter -
Just such a retrospect
H 347b

Hath the perfected 
Life -
A past of Plank 
and Nail
And slowness - then 
the Scaffolds drop
Affirming it a Soul.

H 347

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