Valentine’s Day Poem

February 14, 2002 at 12:00 AM EDT


ROBERT PINSKY: Here for Valentine’s Day is a passionate poem by the great American poet, 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-Tonight–
In Thee!