There Is No Frigate Like A Book

Emily Dickinson needs no introduction. If you’ve read one of her poems, you will recognise her work straight away. This poem is no different: short but filled with meaning and symbolism. I can only agree with her: if you have nowhere else to go, a book can take you anywhere. That’s why you also find that very idea on my homepage. If you find yourself in need of adventures in foreign countries during these times of lockdown, just take up a book and start your travels. Who knows where you might end up.

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 –

Emily Dickinson


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