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Apr 12, 2010 6:40 AM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
Happy Poetry Month!

We're celebrating our favorite poets this month and I'd like to share with you an excerpt from "Open Me Carefully". Edited by Ellen Louise Hart and Martha Nell Smith. This is a collection of intimate letters that Emily Dickinson wrote Susan Huntington Dickinson. Susan was not only Emily's sister in law but a beloved and intimate friend. This one is untitled.

"One Sister have I in our house -
and one, a hedge away.
There's only one recorded,
But both belong to me.

One came the road that I came -
And wore my last year's gown -
The other as a bird her nest,
Builded our hearts among.

She did not sing as we did -
It was a different tune -
Herself to her a Music
As Bumble bee of June.

Today is far from Childhood -
But up and down the hills
I held her hand the tighter -
Which shortened all the miles -

And still her hum
The years among.
Deceives the Butterfly;
Still in her Eye
The violets lie
Mouldered this many May.

I split the Dew -
But took the morn -
I chose this single star
From out the wide night's numbers -
Sue_ forevermore!

Emilie -

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