Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

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We do not know the time 
we lose -
The awful moment 
And takes its' fundamental 
Among the Certainties -

A firm appearance still 
The card - the chance - 
the friend -
The spectre of solidities
Whose substances are sand -


H B159

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Transcription and commentary copyright 1996 by Martha Nell Smith, all rights reserved
Last updated on September 23, 1998
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