Emily Dickinson

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

Chartless - Poem by Emily Dickinson

I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet now I know how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in Heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.


Comments about Chartless by Emily Dickinson

  • Indira Renganathan (11/13/2016 7:00:00 AM)


    yes, by divine command only everything is- 10 (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/15/2016 2:19:00 PM)


    .............beautiful poem, I'm pleased ★ (Report) Reply

  • (7/13/2008 9:39:00 PM)


    Stanza 1 is incorrect, I'm sorry to report. Line three should be

    Yet know I how the heather looks, not what you have here.

    The meter is six, six, eight, six on both stanzas, not six, six, nine, six onthe first and six, six, eight, six onthe second.

    Please correct...thanks!
    (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »



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?

Read poems about / on: heaven, sea, god



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
[Report Error]