Classic and Contemporary Poetry
LAUGH OF A SAILOR, by LILLIAN S. RING
First Line: The dimpled waves of the ocean
Last Line: But never a thought of me!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean
The dimpled waves of the ocean
Carried my heart to sea.
The prayerful tears of a mother
Made never a change in me.
A coral reef in the bottom
Of the sea, in the shifting sand,
Caught my heart as the fickle waves
Dropped it for other gains!
The twinkling stars in heaven
Dimmed in sad distress
And blackness filled the earth and me
And anguish filled my breast
But the carefree laugh of a sailor
Floats over a purple sea
With the love of salt and sea and life
But never a thought of me!
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