Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

On this wondrous sea


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On this wondrous sea
Sailing silently,
Ho! Pilot, ho!
Knowest thou the shore
Where no breakers roar—
Where the storm is o'er?

In the peaceful west
Many the sails at rest—
The anchors fast—
Thither I pilot thee—
Land Ho! Eternity!
Ashore at last!

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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