Wednesday, August 09, 2017

"A Book," by Emily Dickinson

A combination of busyness and sloth has prevented me from writing any original poetry this week. So in lieu of that, I offer you a classic poem on the glories of reading:

A Book

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 the human soul!

          - Emily Dickinson

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