‘Twas such a little — little boat
That toddled down the bay!
‘Twas such a gallant — gallant sea
That beckoned it away!

‘Twas such a greedy, greedy wave
That licked it from the Coast —
Nor ever guessed the stately sails
My little craft was lost!

Analysis, meaning and summary of the poem by

2 Comments

  1. frumpo says:

    Little things among big things.

  2. ajit says:

    Another beautiful poem.I am particularly fond of reading Emily Dickinson’s poetry.Is this poem about life?I am really not sure because how do i know what Emily had in her mind?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding the meaning or the theme of this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.