Wild Nights! Wild Nights!

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Wild Nights! Wild Nights! was written in 1861, but not published until 1891. Dickinson's verses are heartsick, the boating metaphors communicate her longing so beautifully.
An illustration for the story Wild Nights! Wild Nights! by the author Emily Dickinson
Winslow Homer, Pulling the Dory, 1888
An illustration for the story Wild Nights! Wild Nights! by the author Emily Dickinson
Winslow Homer, Pulling the Dory, 1888
An illustration for the story Wild Nights! Wild Nights! by the author Emily Dickinson
Wild Nights! Wild Nights!
Were I with thee,
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!

Futile the winds
To a heart in port, --
Done with the compass,
Done with the chart!

Rowing in Eden!
Ah! the sea!
Might I but moor
To-night in Thee!

Wild Nights! Wild Nights! was featured as The Short Story of the Day on Sun, Jan 01, 2012

This poem is featured in our selection of 100 Great Poems.


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