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First Line: My galleon of adventure
Last Line: Would take me to her breast.
Subject(s): San Francisco

My galleon of adventure
Beat through the Golden Gate
The sailors said it was a ship
With passengers and freight.

But I was young and dreamful.
Dreams were the best of me.
And I, to San Francisco,
Came dreaming from the sea.

I found a woman city,
Suave as a cooing dove.
I sought her as a lover,
But was too young for love.

Draped on her like a mantle,
Her fog was cool and gray;
But since her girdle baffled me,
She sent me on my way.

Now I have learned that poets
When youth is gone kiss best.
I think, if I went back, that she
Would take me to her breast.

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