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Friday, April 24, 2015

[Exultation is the Going] - Emily Dickinson

Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea, -
Past the houses - past the headlands,
Into deep eternity -

Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailor understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?










The thrill of travel away from home, into unknown territory, is captured perfectly in this short poem by Emily Dickinson.  It's going sailing for the first time, this poem.

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