Emily Dickinson

10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts

Down Time's quaint stream

Down Time's quaint stream
Without an oar
We are enforced to sail
Our Port a secret
Our Perchance a Gale
What Skipper would
Incur the Risk
What Buccaneer would ride
Without a surety from the Wind
Or schedule of the Tide -
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