“I Never Saw a Moor”

8 Dec

[note: I usually loathe Emily Dickinson’s poetry, but this poem is one of my newfound favorites.]

I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.


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