Wednesday, March 19, 2003

The Old Ships Comments

Rating: 4.8

I have seen old ships like swans asleep
Beyond the village which men call Tyre,
With leaden age o'ercargoed, dipping deep
For Famagusta and the hidden sun

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James Elroy Flecker
COMMENTS
Brenda Stanton 03 December 2018

Which direction would it have been towards Cyprus “for famagusta and the hidden sun

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Janey 31 January 2018

It is good of you to publicise this great poem, but unfortunate that whoever typed it made so many errors. Look at the first two lines, for a start. They should read, ”I have see old ships SAIL links swans asleep, Beyond the village which men STILL call Tyre...” Your version kills the writer’s rhythm and alters the meaning. Would it be possible for your team to check each other’s work?

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