by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Whether my bark went down at sea
Language: English 
Whether my bark went down at sea,
Whether she met with gales,
Whether to isles enchanted
She bent her docile sails;

By what mystic mooring
She is held to-day, -
This is the errand of the eye
Out upon the bay.

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Word count: 41