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An Arctic Quest

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O proudly name their names who bravely sail
To seek brave lost in Arctic snows and seas!
Bring money and bring ships, and on strong knees
Pray prayers so strong that not one word can fail
To pierce God's listening heart!
Rigid and pale,
The lost men's bodies, waiting, drift and freeze;
Yet shall their solemn dead lips tell to these
Who find them secrets mighty to prevail
On farther, darker, icier seas.

I go
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Susan Williams 25 March 2016

that was powerfully written as if she had sailed north to find the frozen explorers and had seen their bodies cold and frost-covered- -this lady was able to go anywhere with that imagination of hers

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