Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SHIPS OF ARCADY, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE

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THE SHIPS OF ARCADY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thro' the faintest filigree
Last Line: In the misty filigree.
Subject(s): Arcadians; Boats; Moon; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Water; Arcadia; Seamen; Sails; Ocean

THRO' the faintest filigree
Over the dim waters go
Little ships of Arcady
When the morning moon is low.

I can hear the sailors' song
From the blue edge of the sea,
Passing like the lights along
Thro' the dusky filigree.

Then where moon and waters meet
Sail by sail they pass away,
With little friendly winds replete
Blowing from the breaking day.

And when the little ships have flown,
Dreaming still of Arcady
I look across the waves, alone
In the misty filigree.

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