CLIPPER

Rough and ready lines (author u/k) to bring a salty tang from sailing ship days into mundane lives.

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You can keep yer steam boat racing,

But gimme the run in a gale

Of a well-geared able clipper

What is driven by snow-white sail;

For I've known the thrill of a pilin' sea

And the sky in a snow-flecked gown,

And fourteen knots in a windbag

When she's running her easting down!

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◄ D'YE MIND, OLD PAL?

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? ►

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 11th Jun 2016 15:58

Thanks, gents.
I wish I could add the name of the author whose lines I
recite to myself at any given opportunity. They take me
to a panorama of the high seas and a lone square rigger
slicing its graceful way through uncertain weather near
the bottom of the world. The picture is always vivid in my mind.

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Harry O'Neill

Fri 10th Jun 2016 20:01

M.C.,
Are you sure you`re not related to Masefield?

( Im reading this after Jonathan Humbles` spoon one. his
rhyming rocks along comfortably, this one has got me feared
of the sea-sickness!)

It`s exitin` though!

(football`s startin` now...I`m off)

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