Wednesday, July 9, 2008

on books

XCIX

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!

That by Emily Dickinson...with thanks to Chris and Pamela for their help. Since summer is book time, I think I'll keep adding poems on books, on the pleasure of reading. I'm not so interested in poems about poetry. Again, your suggestions greatly appreciated! 


1 comment:

Pam Hart said...

PS -- blogger did something strange when I cut and pasted this poem...so it looks like the poem is inside a kimono, which is maybe a neat way to read Emily!