Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886


A Book

by Emily Dickinson

He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along the dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book. What liberty
A loosened spirit brings!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston