Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B145a
Twice,  when 
I  had  Red 
Flowers  out, 
Gilbert  knocked, 
raised  his  sweet 
Hat,  and  asked 
if  he  might 
touch  them   
Yes,  and  take 
them  too,  I  said, 
but  Chivalry 
forbade  him,
Besides,  he 
gathered  Hearts, 
not  Flowers   
Some  Arrows 
slay  but  whom 

H B145b

they  strike,
But  this  slew 
all  but  him,
Who   so 
appareled  his 
Too  trackless 
for  a  Tomb -


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