Emily Dickinson, 1268

In Wurd gau kwattele op Papier
Wurdt mûlk in Each oan wijd
As de Ferskronfele Auteur
Yn ivich wynsel leit

Besmetting set oan yn de sin
Mûlk skipest Wanhoop sa
Nodatst op Ieuwen ôfstân bist
Fan de Malaria -


A Word dropped careless on a Page
May consecrate an Eye
When folded in perpetual seam
The Wrinkled Author lie

Infection in the sentence breeds
We may inhale Despair
At distances of Centuries
From the Malaria -


F1268 (J1261). Ofbylding: Amherst College Library, Emily Dickinson Collection, 121.

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