Emily Dickinson

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

A Book - Poem by Emily Dickinson

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

Comments about A Book by Emily Dickinson

  • (12/10/2018 8:06:00 PM)

    On poetryfoundation.org the last line uses 'the' human soul. On poets.org it says 'a' human soul. On shmoop.com it uses 'the'. on poemhunter.com it uses 'a'. Which is the real way she wrote it? (Report) Reply

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  • (9/5/2018 12:32:00 AM)

    She is timeless . My inspiration. (Report) Reply

  • (8/26/2018 2:15:00 AM)

    The poems are good i like to read more poems of her (Report) Reply

  • (8/11/2018 9:07:00 PM)

    Khob sundar (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (7/29/2018 9:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! The last two lines are great! (Report) Reply

  • (7/18/2018 9:40:00 PM)

    beautiful I love poems they are my life. (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2018 12:25:00 PM)

    That bears a huhum soul
    Wonderful lines!
    (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (5/23/2018 1:33:00 AM)

    the bearer of the thought of good book is the real eye of the beautiful nature (Report) Reply

  • (4/22/2018 11:30:00 PM)

    Lovely poem by the wonderful Emily Dickinson, what an amazing artist. My love for her work will grow and grow as I discover more of her beautiful words! (Report) Reply

  • (4/6/2018 8:47:00 PM)

    Msde my night (Report) Reply

  • (3/6/2018 1:53:00 PM)

    I like this and I think it is true (Report) Reply

  • Young Poet (2/22/2018 2:30:00 AM)

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Henry Tong (1/24/2018 6:46:00 AM)

    The poet cordially displays the manifold function of book: it is the freeland of the heavily burdened soul, and the carriage of knowledge. (Report) Reply

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/11/2017 3:27:00 PM)

    There is no plane like the Internet
    to take us everywhere
    Nor any car like the Facebook
    of zombie friends from long time ago...
    (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/26/2017 9:32:00 AM)

    How frugal is the chariot
    That bears a human soul!
    Beautiful poem penned.
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  • (6/20/2017 11:59:00 AM)

    A book. A family of thoughts, experiences, and perspectives , aided by our true voice; the pen. I loved this at first glance by its title. Moreover, won me with its content. (Report) Reply

  • Ibrahim Lawal Soro (2/24/2017 8:54:00 PM)

    Book I see nothing beautiful in the book But the name of the writer On his wordings. This is why I opine That a reader can Read the hearts and arts of the mean on the papers. (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O Brian (12/22/2016 4:05:00 PM)

    How frugal is the chariot
    That bears a human soul!

    Perfectly elucidates the wealth and power of reading, available at minimal cost. Wonderful tribute.
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  • Shree Parno (10/20/2016 12:45:00 PM)

    Books are true companions or friends of human beings. Books are like bridges to the way of wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (10/18/2016 1:59:00 AM)

    As usual knowledgeable...here is my dedication to you..
    Books hold the whole creation
    Its colour, creatures, character
    And the way it lived and is living..
    So they are godly
    In heart and mind
    Deem them too devout
    Ere you write or read
    Finished once
    Store them with godly care
    Ever they smell ambrosial
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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