Ode To Neptune Poem by Phillis Wheatley

Ode To Neptune

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On Mrs. W-----'s Voyage to England.

I.
WHILE raging tempests shake the shore,
While AElus' thunders round us roar,
And sweep impetuous o'er the plain
Be still, O tyrant of the main;
Nor let thy brow contracted frowns betray,
While my Susanna skims the wat'ry way.

II.
The Pow'r propitious hears the lay,
The blue-ey'd daughters of the sea
With sweeter cadence glide along,
And Thames responsive joins the song.
Pleas'd with their notes Sol sheds benign his ray,
And double radiance decks the face of day.

III.
To court thee to Britannia's arms
Serene the climes and mild the sky,
Her region boasts unnumber'd charms,
Thy welcome smiles in ev'ry eye.
Thy promise, Neptune keep, record my pray'r,
Not give my wishes to the empty air.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 07 May 2018

To court thee to Britannia's arms! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 07 May 2018

A great write by Phillis Wheatley??????

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Robert Murray Smith 07 May 2018

Ths young poetess was on a wonderful journey that was cut so short.

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A beautiful poem that likes.

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Dr Lakshmi S Bose 14 March 2015

super poem, nicely written Thank you

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