I many times thought Peace had come by Emily Dickinson
"I many times thought Peace had come" is written by Emily Dickinson. In this poem, the "Peace" she speaks about is her love finally coming home and staying. She states, "When peace was far away, / As wrecked men deem they sight the land / When far at sea they stay." Meaning that, even though the men state they wish to come home, they end up staying at sea anyway.
This is a short two stanza poem with only four lines in each. The first and third lines are written in eight syllables while the second and fourth lines are written in iambic-triameter and rhyme perfectly.
Johnson number: 739
I many times thought Peace had come I many times thought Peace had come When peace was far away, As wrecked men deem they sight the land When far at sea they stay. And struggle slacker, but to prove, As hopelessly as I, That many the fictitious shores Before the harbor lie.
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