On the way


Photo: Sunstone pendants on sterling silver.

Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

 Part Four: Time and Eternity


ON this wondrous sea,

  Sailing silently,

Knowest thou the shore

  Ho! pilot, ho!

Where no breakers roar,                     5

  Where the storm is o’er?

In the silent west

Many sails at rest,

  Their anchors fast;

Thither I pilot thee,—           10

Land, ho! Eternity!

  Ashore at last!