Wild Nights — Wild Nights!

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 — Tonight —

In Thee!

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of Amherst College from THE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON: VARIORUM EDITION, edited by Ralph W. Franklin, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright © 1998 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Copyright © 1951, 1955, 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson (Faber and Faber Limited, 1976).