D'YE MIND, OLD PAL?

A recent emailed exchange about poems and sailing ships brought to mind the following.

The author is unknown but how convincingly they evoke a square rigger in its element.

D'ye mind the day

When we squared away

And ran her east by south,

And she trampled down big Horn Seas

With a roaring bone in her mouth?

While the best hands fought the bucking wheel

And dared not look behind

At the growling grey beards in her wake,

D'ye mind, old pal?  D'ye mind?

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(NB - "mind"  = recall/remember)

◄ POEM ON THE EUROPEAN PROJECT-author unknown

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 9th Jun 2016 16:36

Harry - an interesting observation. It certainly seems
likely that both had first hand knowledge of the days of
sail on the high seas, and used them to inspire their lines.

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 8th Jun 2016 21:10

M.C.
Echoes of Masefield,

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