Emily Dickinson

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

Adrift! A Little Boat Adrift! - Poem by Emily Dickinson


Adrift! A little boat adrift!
And night is coming down!
Will no one guide a little boat
Unto the nearest town?

So Sailors say—on yesterday—
Just as the dusk was brown
One little boat gave up its strife
And gurgled down and down.

So angels say—on yesterday—
Just as the dawn was red
One little boat—o'erspent with gales—
Retrimmed its masts—redecked its sails—
And shot—exultant on!

Comments about Adrift! A Little Boat Adrift! by Emily Dickinson

  • (9/21/2015 3:13:00 PM)

    ....beautifully penned, so imaginative ★ (Report) Reply

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  • (5/5/2014 7:51:00 PM)

    Dramatic tone! Love the imagery! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/29/2014 1:16:00 AM)

    Good one, I like it please check and review my poems (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2008 4:13:00 PM)

    Two ways of looking at death. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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