[“There is no Frigate like a Book”] J1263 F1286 (ASL)

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Image description: A white young man is standing in front of a orangish/whitish wall. He is wearing a white T-shirt, grey-ish pants, and a brown belt. He is signing “BOOK.”

Purpose: I translated this poem because it is commonly found in library posters. This poem always inspires me to use my imagination.

Translation notes: I never explicitly represented the “Traverse” because it is implied by the chariot ride.

Title: [“There is no Frigate like a Book”] J1263 F1286

Author: Emily Dickinson

English text:

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 the Human Soul –

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