Cicely Fox Smith

(1 February 1882 – 8 April 1954 / Lymm, Cheshire)

The Way Of A Ship - Poem by Cicely Fox Smith

Give me a tall barque swinging
South'ard with all she'll stand;
Give me the sea's voice singing
Far out of sight of land;
And East way or West way,
North or South of the Line,
The way of a ship is the best way -
A ship's way the way that's mine!

Give me the royals gleaming
Silver against the moon -
Give me the white wake streaming,
Give me the Trade's old tune . . .
And East Way or West way,
Up or down the sea,
The way of a ship is the best way,
A ship's way's the way for me!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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