There is no frigate like a book (1263)
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.
This poem is in the public domain.
Born in 1830 in Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson is considered, along with Walt Whitman, the founder of a uniquely American poetic voice.
Date Published: 1890-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/there-no-frigate-book-1263