By Emily Dickinson

I never saw a Moor
I never saw the Sea
Yet know I how the Heather looks
And what a Billow be

I never spoke with God
Nor visited in Heaven
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the Checks were given

The checks in question is a railroad term--that is, she knows where heaven is, as if she had a railroad map.

There is an alternate poem, an edited version made in the 1920s, after Dickinson's death. It changes the wording, unfortunately:

I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.

I originally posted this as part of the Easter Egg Poems node; however, I know that it will be deleted when the time comes, and so I decided to put this on E2 permanently, since I like Dickinson so much.

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