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Emily Dickinson
1830 - 1886



P r o s e  F r a g m e n t

Two things I have lost with Childhood - the rapture of losing my shoe in the Mud and going Home barefoot, wading for Cardinal flowers and the mothers reproof which was more for my sake than her weary own for she frowned with a smile - now Mother and Cardinal flower are parts of a closed world - But is that all I have lost - memory drapes her lips.

            This autobiograhical fragment
            was found on a scrap of paper,
            written about 1880.
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