Timothy Shriver's "Casting Off" was inspired by Emily Dickinson's short poems, including "Exultation is the Going," which got him through a difficult time in his life.
Sailing is the heart's own wonder
Billowing in flow and sea
Life unfurled in wave and silence
Reach to run eternally
Mystery bound in lines hauled closely
Draws the cutting bow deep knee'd
Loosed am I to worship oceans
When the mystery is free'd
Published on March 14, 2011
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