- 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: 49
Dickinson, E. (1896). Nature, Poem 13: The Sea of Sunset. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved March 12, 2014, from
Dickinson, Emily. "Nature, Poem 13: The Sea of Sunset." The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One. Lit2Go Edition. 1896. Web. <>. March 12, 2014.
Emily Dickinson, "Nature, Poem 13: The Sea of Sunset," The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series One, Lit2Go Edition, (1896), accessed March 12, 2014,.
This is the land the sunset washes,
These are the banks of the Yellow Sea;
Where it rose, or whither it rushes,
These are the western mystery!
Night after night her purple traffic
Strews the landing with opal bales;
Merchantmen poise upon horizons,
Dip, and vanish with fairy sails.