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Poetry Friday: There is no Frigate like a book by Emily Dickinson

August 11th, 2017 (06:00 am)
contemplative

Current Mood: contemplative
Current Song: She Runs Away by Duncan Sheik

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll –
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul.

- Emily Dickinson

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Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: August 11th, 2017 11:43 pm (UTC)
books

Emily nails it in this poem--as she usually does.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 11th, 2017 11:44 pm (UTC)
RE: books
books

She does.

Posted by: Donna Smith (Donna Smith)
Posted at: August 12th, 2017 07:04 pm (UTC)

I do love this poem.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 12th, 2017 08:22 pm (UTC)

Me too.

Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: August 12th, 2017 10:33 pm (UTC)

This is a perfect poem for "Book Lover's Day" that fell this week. I wonder what Emily read in her spare time, or any time, for that matter.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 12th, 2017 10:38 pm (UTC)
reading

I started reading a new book just as this comment arrived!

Edited at 2017-08-12 10:39 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Michelle Kogan (Michelle Kogan)
Posted at: August 17th, 2017 05:48 am (UTC)

Beautiful, Emily Dickinson never ceases to amaze, and enchant me, thanks for sharing!
Especially these lines:
"How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul."

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 17th, 2017 01:55 pm (UTC)
books

You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

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