My river runs to thee:
Blue sea, wilt welcome me?
My river waits reply.
Oh sea, look graciously!
I'll fetch thee brooks
From spotted nooks,-
About this poem
"The Outlet (162)" was not published in Emily Dickinson's lifetime.
About Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson authored nearly 1,800 poems during her lifetime. She is considered to be one of America's most important poets. Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst, Mass., and died in Amherst in 1886.
The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, whose aim is to make poetry available to a wider audience.
This poem is in the public domain. Distributed by King Features Syndicate