Aleister Crowley

(12 October 1875 - 1 December 1947 / Warwickshire, England)

At Sea - Poem by Aleister Crowley

As night hath stars, more rare than ships
In ocean, faint from pole to pole,
So all the wonder of her lips
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Comments about At Sea by Aleister Crowley

  • (4/5/2019 10:53:00 PM)

    incorrect - should be " In her myself" NOT ELF! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/8/2018 10:42:00 AM)

    Verse 4 should read In her my SELF dissolves - that elf typo has been reproduced many times online, but of course it makes no sense that way. At any rate, this is a magnificent poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/18/2014 9:18:00 AM)

    Wow. The last stanza says so much! A nice write by the poet. (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (5/13/2014 12:54:00 PM)

    Aleister Amazing poetic skills here (Report)Reply

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  • (4/25/2012 7:17:00 PM)

    Bark should probably be barque, since it refers to a ship and bark is a lesser-known US spelling of that word... If there is an existing published copy with bark, though, it's still a possibility. Next, I'm certain that elf should be self, and this can be heard in any recording of Crowley reciting this poem.

    This is a beautiful poem. Despite what Plague Rose may say, more than a cursory glance at Crowley and his works is necessary to truly comprehend such a man - especially a man so entrenched in controversy and biased misinformation, both for and against him. If nothing else, surely poems such as this should be evidence against having an evil character.
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