David Morton

(1886-1957 / United States)

David Morton Poems

1. The Kings Are Passing Deathward 1/4/2003
2. In A Girls School 4/22/2010
3. Mariners 4/22/2010
4. Shipping News 4/22/2010
5. Symbol 1/4/2003
6. Old Ships 1/4/2003

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Old Ships

There is a memory stays upon old ships,
   A weightless cargo in the musty hold, --
Of bright lagoons and prow-caressing lips,
   Of stormy midnights, -- and a tale untold.
They have remembered islands in the dawn,
   And windy capes that tried their slender spars,
And tortuous channels where their keels have gone,
   And calm blue nights of stillness and the stars.

Ah, never think that ships forget a shore,
   Or bitter seas, or winds that made them wise;
There is a dream ...

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