Coursera - ModPo - Emily Dickinson - 269 Wild Nights - A Reductive Reading

Wild nights - Wild nights!

Date night - Date night.

Were I with thee

If we were together,

Wild nights should be

Date night would be

Our luxury!

something nice that we would have every so often.

Futile - the winds -

(intro to sailing metaphor) There's no longer movement

To a Heart in port -

because my heart/life is now centered at home

Done with the Compass -

Done with the Chart!

I no longer need tools to navigate the outside world.

Rowing in Eden -

We had an arguement. (a chiefly British definition of row is "a noisy acrimonious quarrel" SEE OED)

Ah - the Sea!

I miss the life outside my home.

Might I but moor - tonight -

If only I had one more night

In thee!

with you in your port/home.