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The Admiral's Ghost

Rating: 3.7
I tell you a tale to-night
Which a seaman told to me,
With eyes that gleamed in the lanthorn light
And a voice as low as the sea.

You could almost hear the stars
Twinkling up in the sky,
And the old wind woke and moaned in the spars
And the same old waves went by.
Singing the same old song
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Varsha M 18 May 2019
Completely dipped in sea sublime I witness a journey Full of sea tales. Well narrated poetry touching every element.
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Kevin Patrick 17 May 2019
Noyes is an expressive storyteller, he captures that era of mythic hero making, proselytizing Nelson as one of the greatest icons of the British empire (rightfully so) . Nelson comes off as a larger then life being, whose spirit still sails within the British Empire spirit. His strength and nobility come through in Noyes words, making him almost supernatural. Interestingly this poem reminds me of Rime of The Ancient Mariner, its almost a spiritual remake of that classic.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 17 May 2019
A great classic poem dealing with the story of the ghost of admiral Nelson, a fantastic style of narration has made this poem very impressive.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 May 2019
Visited this poem for second time which is much interesting to read like a lovely story. I am happy that this poem has been selected as the poem of the day for second time.
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An imaginative poem.........
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Mahtab Bangalee 17 May 2019
ghostly poem! /////////////////////////////// impressive expression
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Deby Molitoris 29 October 2018
My mother used to read poetry to me, instead of bedtime stories. This was always my favorite. I memorized it later, so I could tell it to my little sisters. Great poem!
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Susan Williams 17 May 2018
What a story! I enjoyed everything about it from a storytelling view point. Then you add in his poetic skills and the story flows from line to line with no bumps and jerks from forcing rhymes. But of course you should expect excellence from the author of The Highwayman!
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Edward Kofi Louis 17 May 2018
Singing the same old song! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 May 2018
Impressive narration. Beautifully penned. Great work of Alfred Noyes.
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