Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SHIPS, by SARA TEASDALE

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First Line: One by one my dreams come true
Last Line: Wandering and unfulfilled and free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares

One by one my dreams come true,
Like tired ships into the harbor sailing,
With the tide at ebb and the watchers few
And the low wind failing.

Yet one by one they creep to port
Groping in when the fog is blind, --
One lost her cargo in a storm,
Another was broken against the wind.

My wishes like slow ships return --
But oh let love still rove the sea,
Bearing vague thoughts and old desires,
Wandering and unfulfilled and free.

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