Wild nights - Wild nights! (269)

By Emily Dickinson 1830–1886 Emily Dickinson
Wild nights - Wild nights!
Were I with thee
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile - the winds -
To a Heart in port -
Done with the Compass -
Done with the Chart!

Rowing in Eden -
Ah - the Sea!
Might I but moor - tonight -
In thee!

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson Edited by R. W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)

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Poet Emily Dickinson 1830–1886

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Subjects Relationships, Love, Romantic Love, Desire, Infatuation & Crushes

Occasions Engagement

Holidays Valentine's Day

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza, Metaphor

 Emily  Dickinson

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A poet who took definition as her province, Emily Dickinson challenged the existing definitions of poetry and the poet’s work. Like writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman, she experimented with expression in order to free it from conventional restraints. Like writers such as Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, she crafted a new type of persona for the first person. The speakers in . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Romantic Love, Desire, Infatuation & Crushes

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza, Metaphor

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