Emily Dickinson, 788

Publikaasje - is it Boelguod
Fan de Minske’ Geast -
Earmoed - kin Ferlechje wêze
Foar in ding sa kwea -

Mar Wy geane leaver - ynwyt -
Ut Us Nachtkertier
Nei de Wite Skepper op - as
Jild slaan - út Us Snie -

Tinken is fan Wa’t it jûn hat -
Dan - fan Wa’t it draacht
En belichemet - ferkeapje
Keninklike Lucht -

Kreas ferpakt - ferhannelje
Wat de Himel skinkt -
Mar ferpats gjin Geast by Ofslach
Foar in Priis dy’t krinkt -

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Publication - is the Auction
Of the Mind of Man -
Poverty - be justifying
For so foul a thing

Possibly - but We - would rather
From Our Garret go
White - unto the White Creator -
Than invest - Our Snow -

Thought belong to Him who gave it -
Then - to Him Who bear
It’s Corporeal illustration - sell
The Royal Air -

In the Parcel - Be the Merchant
Of the Heavenly Grace -
But reduce no Human Spirit
To Disgrace of Price -

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F788 (J709). Ofbylding: Foarplat fan de earste, postúm ferskynde útjefte fan Poems, Boston 1890. Dit eksimplaar hat fan Thomas Wentworth Higginson west, ien fan de beide editeurs. Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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