Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE VOYAGE, by CAROLINE ATHERTON BRIGGS MASON



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THE VOYAGE, by            
First Line: Whichever way the wind doth blow
Last Line: The wind that blows, that wind is best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Caro
Variant Title(s): En Voyage';that Wind Is Best;god Knows Best
Subject(s): God; Religion; Theology


Whichever way the wind doth blow,
Some heart is glad to have it so;
Then blow it east or blow it west,
The wind that blows, that wind is best.

My little craft sails not alone
A thousand fleets from every zone
Are out upon a thousand seas;
And what for me were favoring breeze
Might dash another, with the shock
Of doom, upon some hidden rock.

And so I do not dare to pray
For winds to waft me on my way,
But leave it to a Higher Will
To stay or speed me; trusting still
That all is well, and sure that He
Who launched my bark will sail with me
Through storm and calm, and will not fail,
Whatever breezes may prevail
To land me, every peril past
Within his sheltering heaven at last.
Then, whatsoever wind doth blow,
My heart is glad to have it so;
And blow it east or blow it west,
The wind that blows, that wind is best.




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