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Browse alphabetically through more than 9,000 words in Dickinson’s poetry, as defined in the Emily Dickinson Lexicon, based in part on her dictionary, Webster's 1844 American Dictionary of the English Language.
'Tis Customary as we part
A Trinket - to confer -
It helps to stimulate the faith
When Lovers be afar -
'Tis various - as the various taste -
Clematis - journeying far -
Presents me with a single Curl
Of her Electric Hair - Poems1955--340, noting that clematis is also known as "Traveler's Joy," suggested that the poem may have been "composed to accompany a gift of a clematis blossom for a departing friend."
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