Emily Dickinson - Letter 378 (autumn 1872) Susan Gilbert Dickinson

Song Rating: 7.15/10

Song lyrics:

My Sue,

Loo and Fanny will come tonight, but need that make a difference?
Space is as the Presence -

A narrow Fellow in the Gra**
Occasionally rides -
You may have met him? Did you not
His notice instant is -

The Gra** divides as with a Comb -
A Spotted Shaft is seen,
And then it closes at your Feet
And opens further on -

He likes a Boggy Acre -
A Floor too cool for Corn -
But when a Boy and Barefoot


I more than once at Noon

Have pa**ed I thought a Whip Lash
Unbraiding in the Sun
When stooping to secure it
It wrinkled and was gone -

Several of Natures People
I know and they know me
I feel for them a transport
Of Cordiality

But never met this Fellow
Attended or alone
Without a tighter Breathing
And Zero at the Bone.

Emily -

Date of text publication: 17.01.2021 at 14:18