Heart, not so heavy as mine | Affiliated Manuscripts | Commentary

A 657 (Fr88B)

ca. 1859, summer

Ink, Fair copy (presentation).

MS Sent, to Mary Bowles.

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections

Heart, not so heavy as mine
Wending late home –
As it passed my window
Whistled itself a tune –
A careless snatch – a ballad –
A ditty of the street –
Yet to my irritated Ear
An Anodyne so sweet –
It was as if a Bobolink
Sauntering this way
Carolled, and paused, and carolled –
Then bubbled slow away!
It was as if a chirping brook

Birds circulating in this MS —