Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SHIP STARTING, by WALT WHITMAN



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First Line: Lo! The unbounded sea!
Last Line: They surround the ship with shining curving motions and foam.
Subject(s): Science; Scientists


Lo, the unbounded sea,
On its breast a ship starting, spreading all sails,
carrying even her moonsails,
The pennant is flying aloft as she speeds she speeds so
stately -- below emulous waves press forward,
They surround the ship with shining curving motions and foam.





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