Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet

'T was such a little, little boat     湾を危なげにさまよっているのは
That toddled down the bay!       小さな小さな舟でした
'T was such a gallant, gallant sea   その舟を招き寄せたのは
That beckoned it away!          雄雄しい雄雄しい海でした

'T was such a greedy, greedy wave  海岸から舟をなぶったのは
That licked it from the coast;      飢えに飢えた波でした
Nor ever guessed the stately sails   
それ以来 堂々たる帆のことは忘れられ
My little craft was lost!           私の小さな舟は失われてしまった