By Emily Dickinson:
Good Night! Which put the Candle out?
A jealous Zephyr – not a doubt –
Ah, friend, you little knew
How long at that celestial wick
The Angels – labored diligent –
Extinguished – now – for you!
It might – have been the Light House spark –
Some Sailor – rowing in the Dark –
Had importuned to see!
It might – have been the waning lamp
That lit the Drummer from the Camp
To purer Reveille!
The name of the island and light is "Bodie" -- but it's pronounced "body," not "Beau-die." On the inside of the light house is a plaque that says, "Body's Island and Light House," but there was no "Mr. Body." I don't know if the spelling of the island's name ever was "Body," but the current spelling is "Bodie" -- and local lore states that the name stems from the bodies that washed up on the shore after ship wrecks.
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