Emily Dickinson

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

Twas such a little—little boat


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'Twas such a little—little boat
That toddled down the bay!
'Twas such a gallant—gallant sea
That beckoned it away!

'Twas such a greedy, greedy wave
That licked it from the Coast—
Nor ever guessed the stately sails
My little craft was lost!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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