Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

Wild Nights! Wild Nights! - Poem by 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!


Comments about Wild Nights! Wild Nights! by Emily Dickinson

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/16/2017 10:27:00 PM)

    Emily, Emily!
    Thy name is sweetness with words so concise. (Report) Reply

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  • Amar Agarwala (2/16/2017 7:07:00 PM)


    Emily Dickinson... is one of my favorite. She was God gifted... the sorcery of her words are simply unparalleled. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/16/2017 2:11:00 PM)


    Such love and tenderness glow in the eyes of this poem. How could her loved one help but be drawn to such a woman? (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2017 10:41:00 AM)


    A fantastic flight of imagery can conceive such an awesome poem (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/16/2017 5:22:00 AM)

    Awesome
    A fantastic poem to read....loved it 10 (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/16/2017 4:43:00 AM)

    Wild nights
    Rolling in Eden. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/16/2017 4:20:00 AM)


    In Eden...... Thanks for sharing....... (Report) Reply

  • Lantz Pierre (2/16/2017 4:05:00 AM)

    Carnal
    What an incredible, full-throated and yet demurely discreet poem of erotic desire. The middle stanza is such an elegant pivot from the no-holds-barred fantasy of the first stanza to the calm, fulfilling paradise of the close. The poem is both ravenous and generous in its expression of love and desire. Exquisite. (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2017 3:55:00 AM)


    God didn't allow women much leeway in Eden. Think I'd have left that line out. Otherwise a very good poem (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/16/2017 2:38:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a poem with great expectations of love? (Report) Reply

  • Ravi A (2/16/2017 1:47:00 AM)

    Verses
    I love her poetry. She was a recluse during her life time. Her imagination was very expansive. Wild nights and her solitude moments and her imagination of rowing in Eden! It could be a luxurious experience for the poetess. We also get the feel reading these verses. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (2/16/2017 12:44:00 AM)


    Wonderful love poem....sounds as if Eve has written these words....excellent (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2016 10:54:00 PM)


    .........wonderfully penned....I love the title especially ★ (Report) Reply

  • (8/5/2012 3:25:00 PM)


    Absolutely my favourite Emily Dickinson poem, filled with joy, and erotic imagery. She was definetly a liberated woman who was not afraid to enjoy life to the fullest - when given the chance. I just wonder who she was referring to. I have this poem memorized but forgot to recite it when I could have. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 21, 2015


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