Emily Dickinson

Dec. 10, 1830 - May 15, 1886



by Emily Dickinson

'Twas such a little, little boat
That toddled down the bay!
Twas such a gallant, gallant sea
That beckoned it away!

'T was such a greedy, greedy wave
That licked it from the coast;
Nor ever guessed the stately sails
My little craft was lost!


Copyright 1890
Little, Brown, And Company, Boston