Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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Aboard At A Ship's Helm

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ABOARD, at a ship's helm,
A young steersman, steering with care.

A bell through fog on a sea-coast dolefully ringing,
An ocean-bell--O a warning bell, rock'd by the waves.

O you give good notice indeed, you bell by the sea-reefs ringing,
Ringing, ringing, to warn the ship from its wreck-place.
For, as on the alert, O steersman, you mind the bell's admonition,
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Konab Ghumman 30 June 2019
For, as on the alert, O steersman, you mind the bell's admonition, The bows turn, - the freighted ship, tacking, speeds away under her gray sails, The beautiful and noble ship, with all her precious wealth, speeds away gaily and safe......
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Ralph Mason 15 December 2012
My Captain, where have you gone..
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