- Year Published: 1896
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Dickenson, E. (1896). The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One.Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 6.6
- Word Count: 41
Dickinson, E. (1896). Life, Poem 24. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved April 19, 2015, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Life, Poem 24." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. April 19, 2015.
Emily Dickinson, "Life, Poem 24," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed April 19, 2015,.
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.