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

  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (10/13/2019 5:44:00 AM)

    A book, allowing us to travel the world without spending a penny. So beautifully expressed. Emily was such a great writer.(Report)Reply

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  • Swaradipa Chakraborty (9/6/2019 9:38:00 AM)

    Wonderful(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/11/2019 4:14:00 AM)

    This traverse may the poorest take
    Without oppress of toll;
    How frugal is the chariot
    That bears a human soul!

    great write
    great 10++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Stephen LoomesStephen Loomes (6/18/2019 6:48:00 AM)

    " 'that which governs me to go about.." was partly blind until Emily held up her lantern soul(Report)Reply

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  • Annonamous (6/6/2019 6:20:00 AM)

    Amazing a real poem turner for this generation(Report)Reply

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  • Milton (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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  • Divya.Macsuedon. (9/5/2018 12:32:00 AM)

    She is timeless . My inspiration.(Report)Reply

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  • salma sulthana (8/26/2018 2:15:00 AM)

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

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  • Ayush banerjee (8/11/2018 9:07:00 PM)

    Khob sundar(Report)Reply

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

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

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  • Kwame Alexander (7/18/2018 9:40:00 PM)

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

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  • Shelva Suresh (6/1/2018 12:25:00 PM)

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

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  • Britte NinadBritte 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

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  • Eloise (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

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  • Cristobal (4/6/2018 8:47:00 PM)

    Msde my night(Report)Reply

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  • Trenton glover (3/6/2018 1:53:00 PM)

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

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  • Young PoetYoung Poet (2/22/2018 2:30:00 AM)

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

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  • Henry TongHenry 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

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  • Rogelio GuillermoRogelio 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

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

    How frugal is the chariot
    That bears a human soul!
    Beautiful poem penned.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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