Poem of the Week: “There Is No Frigate Like a Book”

When in doubt, Dickinson.

"Harper's Weekly" by Tom Roberts. Image via The Athenaeum.
“Harper’s Weekly” by Tom Roberts. Image via The Athenaeum.

“There Is No Frigate Like a Book”

by Emily Dickinson

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.

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