A Book Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Book

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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 OF THE POEM
Annamaria Fernandez 20 March 2012

I luv this poem btw check mi poem out type in trying to hide the tears

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Aya Kishiko 05 September 2011

It's very nice.. ^_^..pfufufufu..his poetry is awesome

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* Sunprincess * 27 September 2012

I love books, and a very impressive write, Emily..thank you.. :)

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Naveed Akram 21 January 2008

These are words of compelling talk - that of a book. To compare metaphorically a book to a frigate is most joking. How a frigate? Because simply it is huge and bulky, with windows for the thoughts, and a travel so profound as to disturb. The word ‘frugal’ used later is effectively comparing itself with ‘frigate’ earlier on. What disturbs me is the mention of the human soul and its indefinite article, rathe than ‘the’ being a replacement. The human soul is like a land far away, if you know what I mean. It carries a blending of happiness, due to the lack of oppression.

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? ? ? 11 March 2022

tl; dr

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Kdog?? 15 March 2022

This is my favorite poem!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 06 November 2021

The chariot of thoughts and wisdom enriches the civilization and lifts the society to the lofty height. This simple poem carries perpetual value and substance.

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It's very interesting to travel in the chariot of thoughts

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Dr Antony Theodore 13 October 2020

This traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of toll; How frugal is the chariot That bears a human soul! how frugal is the chariot. very fine expressions. tony

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Suryendu Chaudhury 03 October 2020

Books takes the individual to everywhere and even to nowhere.

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