Edward (Ned) Dickinson's Notebook

H bMS Am 1118.95, Box 12

The Brig

It tossed & tossed
A little brig I knew o'ertook by blast
It spun and spun
And groped delerious [sic] for Morn -

It slipped and slipped
As one that drunken stept -
Its white foot tripped
Then dropped from sight -

A[added: h] Brig - Good night -
To crew and you
The Ocean's heart - too smooth
   too blue -
To break for you -

[by Emily Dickinson]

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