page 44 of 52 of Master Letters of Emily Dickinson

Letter 3, sheet 7,

Very romantic image of them alone in the woods, an image of extasy, of being in “bloom”, of flying in the “Ether”. There is a release at the end tied to the image of “in white” which alludes to marriage, to virginity, to a new beginning?

These letters feel uncomfortably personal, like she wouldn’t want us reading them?