Learn More

Emily Dickinson

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

Wild Nights! Wild Nights!


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
To-night in Thee!

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: sea, night, heart, wind

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Wild Nights! Wild Nights! by Emily Dickinson )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Tristan King (8/5/2012 3:25:00 PM)

    Absolutely my favourite Emily Dickinson poem, filled with joy, and erotic imagery. She was definetly a liberated woman who was not afraid to enjoy life to the fullest - when given the chance. I just wonder who she was referring to. I have this poem memorized but forgot to recite it when I could have. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Little Light, Carolyn Brunelle
  6. Beautiful Inside, Paul Holmes
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  9. I Knew a Woman, Theodore Roethke
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Of The Nurturing..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. Of Respect To The Rose...(r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  3. Shethar, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Seer's See Suns' Shadow as Seven Seals S.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  5. The Bishop & The Crucifer {Prose}...(r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  6. Come Out, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. An Idiot's Painkiller Song, Joseph Archer
  8. Beware..., Dr John Celes
  9. Him Or Her, Edward Kofi Louis
  10. Opened!, Edward Kofi Louis
[Hata Bildir]