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SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 99, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fishers are sailing, the fleet is away
Last Line: As a roseleaf of cloud on the rim of the sea.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping


The fishers are sailing; the fleet is away;
The rowlocks are throbbing at break of day.
The cables are creaking; the sails are unfurled;
The red sun is over the rim of the world.
The first summer hour is white on the hill;
The sails in the harbour-mouth belly and fill, --
Each boat putting out with the breast of a gull
For the mighty great deep that shall rock them and lull.
There, there, they all pass out of sight one by one --
Gleam, dazzle, and sink in the path of the sun, --
The last tiny speck to melt out and be free
As a roseleaf of cloud on the rim of the sea.





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