On [:] Spring | Emily Dickinson, 1873

Tadashi Nakayama, Girl and Flowers, 1956

“Spring is a happiness so beautiful, so unique, so unexpected, that I don’t know 
what to do with my heart. I dare not take it, I dare not leave it – what do you advise?”

Emily Dickinson, from a letter to Louisa and Frances Norcross, late April 1873 

* Frances and Louisa  Norcross were Emily Dickinson’s first cousins, 
the daughters of Emily Norcross Dickinson’s favorite sister, Lavinia Norcross.

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