Edward (Ned) Dickinson's Notebook

H bMS Am 1118.95, Box 12


Sweet Mountains - Ye tell me no lie -
Never deny me. - never fly -
Whose same unvarying eyes
Turn on me - When I fail or feign
Or take the royal names in vain -
Their far - slow - Violet eyes.

Thy strong Madonnas . Cherish still
The wayward Nun, beneath the hill
Whose service is to you
Her latest worship when the day
Fades from the firmament away
To lift her brows on you -

[by Emily Dickinson]

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