Celia Thaxter

(29 June 1835 – 25 August 1894 / Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Poems of Celia Thaxter

21. The Spaniards' Graves 1/3/2003
22. Thora 1/3/2003

The Spaniards' Graves

O sailors, did sweet eyes look after you
The day you sailed away from sunny Spain?
Bright eyes that followed fading ship and crew,
Melting in tender rain?

Did no one dream of that drear night to be,
Wild with the wind, fierce with the stinging snow,
When on yon granite point that frets the sea,
The ship met her death-blow?

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