A Book

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 a human soul!


4 thoughts on “A Book

  1. Book quotes are so awesome – here are some more (I’m sure you’ve alreay heard them but just in case…)

    I dreamt a limitless book,
    A book unbound,
    Its leaves scattered in fantastic abundance
    On every line there was a new horizon drawn,
    New heavens supposed;
    New states, new souls. –Clive Barker

    We make for your sake such things as stand fast,
    Through the ages these pages forever will last.
    On blank paper the printer sets down what is heard,
    Giving life to what’s rife with the power of the word. –Michael Kongehl

    The joy of writing
    The power of preserving
    Revenge of a mortal hand. –Wislawa Szymborska


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