Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

H B55a
     The  sweetest 
acts  both  exact 
and  defy,  gratitude, 
so  silence  is  all 
the  honor  there  is -
but  to  those  who 
[c]an  estimate  silence, 

H B55b

it  is  sweetly 
enough -
     ["62" and indecipherable 
     word scribbled by Susan]
In  a  Life  that 
stopped  guessing, 
you  and  I  should 
not  feel  at  home  
     [lower third of 2nd leaf 
     is here torn away]


H B55

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