Ethel Turner

(24 January 1872 – 8 April 1958 / Doncaster / England)

A Boat on the Sea


A BOAT on the sea, my boat,
Eager and frail!
Sweet skies, smile as you look
On that fairy sail.

Waves, great waves, many years
You have worked your will.
Just while she passes through,
Kind waves, be still.

Winds—and I may not ask
That you never blow,
But spare her the moaning note
That the old boats know.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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