A Book

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

by Emily Dickinson

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On poetryfoundation.org the last line uses 'the' human soul. On poets.org it says 'a' human soul. On shmoop.com it uses 'the'. on poemhunter.com it uses 'a'. Which is the real way she wrote it?
She is timeless . My inspiration.
The poems are good i like to read more poems of her
Khob sundar
Beautiful poem! The last two lines are great!
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