William Wordsworth

(1770-1850 / Cumberland / England)

With Ships The Sea Was Sprinkled Far And Nigh - Poem by William Wordsworth

With ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh,
Like stars in heaven, and joyously it showed;
Some lying fast at anchor in the road,
Some veering up and down, one knew not why.
A goodly vessel did I then espy
Come like a giant from a haven broad;
And lustily along the bay she strode,
Her tackling rich, and of apparel high.
The ship was nought to me, nor I to her,
Yet I pursued her with a lover's look;
This ship to all the rest did I prefer:
When will she turn, and whither? She will brook
No tarrying; where she comes the winds must stir:
On went she, and due north her journey took.


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  • p.a. noushad (6/13/2008 8:16:00 AM)


    nature teaches very many lessons. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Monday, January 2, 2012


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