SHE went as quiet as the dew
From a familiar flower.
Not like the dew did she return
At the accustomed hour!
She dropt as softly as a star
From out my summer’s eve;
Less skillful than Le Verrier
It’s sorer to believe!
First print Time and Eternity XVIII, 28
Johnson 149 | Franklin 159
■→Poems, first print by Higginson and Todd, page 140;
■→Le Verrier rather than Leverrier.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
The world may never have seen her original handwriting, if her skill was taken for supernatural. Feel welcome to Poems by Emily Dickinson prepared for print by Teresa Pelka: thematic stanzas, notes on the Greek and Latin inspiration, the correlative with Webster 1828, and the Aristotelian motif, Things perpetual — these are not in time, but in eternity.