Friday, February 12, 2010

Poetry Friday - Wild Nights

Next to Halloween, Valentines day is one of my least favorite holidays. Why do I need a special day to tell my love how I feel? I have every day for that. He's not much of a poetry lover, but I know he'd appreciate this one by Emily Dickinson. I'll bet the love of your love would like it too.
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!
The round up is being hosted by Lee Wind at I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read?. Do stop by and take in the great poetry being shared. Before you go, be sure to check out this week's poetry stretch results. Happy poetry Friday all!


  1. Hi Trisha,

    Nice choice! I'm glad someone picked this poem. I did a college paper on it. Yeah, Emily D.!

    Laura Evans

  2. Here's to wild nights!!

    (word verification: rowdo, the verb form of rowdy!!)

  3. The best part about this holiday for me is the homemade valentines. Enjoy your wild nights all year round!