Stephen Vincent Benet
Pennsylvania / United States
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The Hemp

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(A Virginia Legend.)

The Planting of the Hemp.

Captain Hawk scourged clean the seas
(Black is the gap below the plank)
From the Great North Bank to the Caribbees
(Down by the marsh the hemp grows rank).

His fear was on the seaport towns,

The weight of his hand held hard the downs.
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