Emily on the Shore

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A Poem by Emily Dickinson

Note: In this poem the word “bark” is a type of sailing vessel, similar to a brigantine.

      

Whether my bark went down at sea,

Whether she met with gales,

Whether to isles enchanted

She bent her docile sails;

       

By what mystic mooring

She is held to-day,-

This is the errand of the eye

Out upon the bay.

        

Poetry by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

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