Emily Dickinson's Correspondences
Correspondence with Susan Dickinson

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A Death blow - is 
a Life blow - to Some -
Who, till they died -
Did not alive - become -
Who had they lived
Had died, but when
They died, Vitality 
begun -
       Emily -


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Transcription and commentary copyright 1996 by Martha Nell Smith, all rights reserved
Last updated on June 10, 1998
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