Emily Dickinson

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

Wild Nights! Wild Nights! - Poem by Emily Dickinson

Wild Nights! Wild Nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile the winds
To a heart in port, --
Done with the compass,
Done with the chart!

Rowing in Eden!
Ah! the sea!
Might I but moor
To-night in Thee!


Comments about Wild Nights! Wild Nights! by Emily Dickinson

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/16/2017 10:27:00 PM)

    Thy name is sweetness with words so concise. (Report)Reply

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  • Amar Agarwala (2/16/2017 7:07:00 PM)

    Emily Dickinson... is one of my favorite. She was God gifted... the sorcery of her words are simply unparalleled. (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/16/2017 2:11:00 PM)

    Such love and tenderness glow in the eyes of this poem. How could her loved one help but be drawn to such a woman? (Report)Reply

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  • (2/16/2017 10:41:00 AM)

    A fantastic flight of imagery can conceive such an awesome poem (Report)Reply

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  • (2/16/2017 5:22:00 AM)

    A fantastic poem to read....loved it 10 (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/16/2017 4:43:00 AM)

    Rolling in Eden. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/16/2017 4:20:00 AM)

    In Eden...... Thanks for sharing....... (Report)Reply

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  • Lantz Pierre (2/16/2017 4:05:00 AM)

    What an incredible, full-throated and yet demurely discreet poem of erotic desire. The middle stanza is such an elegant pivot from the no-holds-barred fantasy of the first stanza to the calm, fulfilling paradise of the close. The poem is both ravenous and generous in its expression of love and desire. Exquisite. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/16/2017 3:55:00 AM)

    God didn't allow women much leeway in Eden. Think I'd have left that line out. Otherwise a very good poem (Report)Reply

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  • (2/16/2017 2:38:00 AM)

    a poem with great expectations of love? (Report)Reply

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  • Ravi A (2/16/2017 1:47:00 AM)

    I love her poetry. She was a recluse during her life time. Her imagination was very expansive. Wild nights and her solitude moments and her imagination of rowing in Eden! It could be a luxurious experience for the poetess. We also get the feel reading these verses. (Report)Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (2/16/2017 12:44:00 AM)

    Wonderful love poem....sounds as if Eve has written these words....excellent (Report)Reply

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  • (1/22/2016 10:54:00 PM)

    .........wonderfully penned....I love the title especially ★ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/5/2012 3:25:00 PM)

    Absolutely my favourite Emily Dickinson poem, filled with joy, and erotic imagery. She was definetly a liberated woman who was not afraid to enjoy life to the fullest - when given the chance. I just wonder who she was referring to. I have this poem memorized but forgot to recite it when I could have. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 21, 2015


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