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A BOAT, by JORDAN DAVIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am sitting at my desk and I have feelings
Subject(s): Boats


A CANADIAN BOAT SONG; WRITTEN ON THE RIVER ST. LAWRENCE, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Faintly as tolls the evening chime
Last Line: The rapids are near, and the daylight's past!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Boats; Canada; St. Lawrence River; Canadians


A MORNING, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have carried it with me each day: that morning I took
Subject(s): Boats; Solitude; Loneliness


A POEM OF EXILE; FOR NELL ALTIZER, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boat is always going by, set afloat
Last Line: Alone along the looming foreign shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Boats; Courts & Courtiers; Exiles; Seashore; Travel; Beach; Coast; Shore; Journeys; Trips


A PRAYER FOR THE SAILOR, by EMMETT MALOY COUNTS    Poem Text                
First Line: Outside my window howls the wind
Last Line: May find his way to shore.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


A SLOOP OF AMBER SLIPS AWAY, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The son of ecstasy
Subject(s): Boats


A TALE OF THE SEA, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold
Last Line: Will think of the hardships of poor mariners while at sea.
Subject(s): Boats; Fish & Fishing; Hunger; Sea; Survival; Ocean


ABOUT TO FLY AWAY, by YMITRI JAYASUNDERA    Poem Source                
First Line: My back is jammed on the door
Last Line: You couldn't navigate, the boat turning and turning, %the oars crushing the flowers
Subject(s): Boats; Fathers; Travel


ABRIDGED BESTIARY, by MAXINE CHERNOFF    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the story goes, noah took animals of every variety
Last Line: Recreated, according to the discarded pictures that the %monkey had saved for god
Subject(s): Boats; God; Noah (bible); Religion; Sea Voyages


ACROSS THE BAY, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If we throw our eyes way out to sea
Last Line: That boat.
Subject(s): Absence; Boats; Mothers; Sea; Water; Separation; Isolation; Ocean


ACROSS THE SEA OF LIFE, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: I gazed into a maiden's eyes
Last Line: Engulfed in glory light.
Subject(s): Boats; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


ADRIFT! A LITTLE BOAT ADRIFT!, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And shot exultant on!
Subject(s): Boats


ADVENTURES OF MR LEAR & THE POLLY (& THE) PUSSEYBITE ON THEIR WAY., by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr lear goes out a walking with a polly & the pusseybite
Last Line: A deep hole & are never seen or distinguished or heard of never more %afterwards
Subject(s): Boats; Lear, Edward (1812-1888); Sea; Travel


AIR: 'CAPTAIN JINKS', by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm captain hans of the submarines
Last Line: I'm in the german navy!
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Military Service, Voluntary; Sailing & Sailors; Submarines; Seamen; Sails; Submarine Warfare; U-boats


AMSTERDAM, by NICHOLAS KOLUMBAN    Poem Source                
First Line: You two drink beer on a bench next to a gracht
Last Line: Int he water of the canals
Subject(s): Amsterdam, Netherlands; Boats; Love; Travel


AN OPEN BOAT, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O what is that whimpering there in the darkness?
Last Line: To fret the bare seas at the breaking of day.
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Faces; Sea; Voices; Wind; Dead, The; Ocean


AT THE ROSEBUD BRIDGE, by MARY FRANCES MARTIN    Poem Text                
First Line: They have bridged you, o missouri
Last Line: The romance of yesteryear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cearnach, Conal
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Ferry Boats; Missouri; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ATTITUDE OF RAGS, by DARA WIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It felt like a story sorry sorry it'd lost all its sentences
Last Line: Was. We were rags in all in the hands of a nacroleptic duster
Subject(s): Boats; Nature


BACK AND FORTH, by MITCHELL GOODMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Give it to me
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


BARGE, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a great barge
Last Line: Oh, think what a joy %to look after a barge
Subject(s): Boats


BARGE LIGHTS ON THE HUDSON, by DICK ALLEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Glass door to the balcony slid open
Subject(s): Hudson River; Boats


BELLEVUE RIVER QUEEN, by FREDRICK ZYDEK    Poem Source                
First Line: She's quiet now. %the last hungry human
Last Line: On a clear vision of the sea
Subject(s): Boats; History; Rivers


BILL BOWLS THE SAILOR, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bill bowels was an amiable gentle youth
Last Line: And they were taken on board and landed safe in fair england.
Subject(s): Boats; Courage; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Valor; Bravery; Ocean


BLESSING THE BOATS (AT ST. MARY'S), by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: May the tide
Last Line: Adventure & adventurers; boats; fear;
Subject(s): Adventure & Adventurers; Boats; Fear


BLUE RAPIDS, by LU YU (1125-1210)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A hundred men shouting at once, helping to rattle the oars
Last Line: When I was young I used to dream of the joys of official travel, %older now, I know just how hard th
Alternate Author Name(s): Wu-kuan; Lu You
Subject(s): Boats


BOAT, by TREE BERNSTEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Darling little death boat
Last Line: Rock me in your cradle, sing my last song
Subject(s): Boats; Death


BOAT, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Miscalculation the day's first high
Subject(s): Boats


BOAT, by ROSE FYLEMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleeping in a cabin is as jolly as can be
Last Line: I do like living on a boat
Subject(s): Boats


BOAT, by CHRISTINE GARREN    Poem Source                
First Line: He built it sure that it was huge in a clearing of %the pines
Last Line: With an ordinary foolishness
Subject(s): Boats; Harbors; Sea


BOAT, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source                
First Line: At 8:35 in the evening he drops the anchor
Last Line: He stands looking at what has happened
Subject(s): Boats; Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Storms


BOAT, by JOZE UDOVIC    Poem Source                
First Line: Let me stay %this night far out
Last Line: Not knowing %where it will land
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages


BOAT MOORING BY THE RIVERSIDE, by WANG WEI+(3)    Poem Source                
First Line: A boat floats on in the void without end
Last Line: Vast, vast the desolate mist, an angling boat all alone
Subject(s): Boats


BOAT SONG, by THEOPHILE GAUTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, lovely girl
Last Line: "forelands of the heart."
Alternate Author Name(s): Theo, Le Bon
Subject(s): Boats; Love


BOAT-BUILDING IN SPAIN, by RAY LEDYARD    Poem Text                
First Line: Just a bit of drift-wood gray
Last Line: Softly ask if he loves me!
Subject(s): Boats


BOATBUILDER, by RACHEL ROSE    Poem Source                
First Line: He is a man who strangled dogs with his hands
Last Line: And the land without which I would drown
Subject(s): Boats; Buildings And Builders


BOATING ON WEST LAKE: TO ZHANG SHAN, ACDEMICIAN & FISCAL COMMISSIONER, by OU YANGXIU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Light on the waves, colors of willows
Last Line: There were mansions and terraces high and low %in the light of the evening sun
Alternate Author Name(s): Ou-yang Hsiu; Ou-yang Xiu
Subject(s): Boats; China - Song Dynasty (960-1278)


BOATING WITH ZHONG XING AND OTHER GENTLEMEN AT NIGHT ..., by WANG WEI+(3)    Poem Source                
First Line: Whither does the light boat float?
Last Line: Enjoy ourselves freely for a thousand years before we return?
Subject(s): Boats


BOATING-SONG, by ALBERT M. FREEMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, life is fair when the eyes are bright
Last Line: Then merrily heave, ye ho!
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Life; Dead, The


BOATMEN OF THE SKY, by GRACE BROWN PUTNAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The south-bound geese sail honking past
Last Line: Grim boatmen of the sky.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


BOATS AT NIGHT, by EDWARD SHANKS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How lovely is the sound of oars at night
Subject(s): Boats


BOATS IN A FOG, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sports and gallantries, the stage, the arts, the antics of dancers
Last Line: Earnest elements of nature.
Subject(s): Fog; Boats; Art & Artists; Boats; Fog; Sea; Haze; Haze; Ocean


BOATS IN A FOG, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sports and gallantries, the stage, the arts, the antics of dancers,
Last Line: Earnest elements of nature.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Boats; Fog; Sea; Haze; Ocean


BOGOTA, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source                
First Line: Three at night %I drag this naked life along
Last Line: Stride toward yet another passage, step into the water and live
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Latin America - History; South America; Tourists; Travel


BOOK OF VERSES TO E.V.M.: 6. ON THE FERRY, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fog, now, and a bell
Last Line: Toll the stale brain dissolved %in images of storm
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


BOYS BUILDING MODEL BOATS, by RICHARD MORRIS DEY    Poem Source                
First Line: The shavings fall away like leaves
Last Line: All fathers and sons in the family tree
Subject(s): Boats; Boys; Fathers


BROKEN LINE, by ANDRE BRETON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We the dry bread and water in the prisons of the sky
Last Line: The belly of our words is golden tonight and naught any longer is in vain.
Subject(s): Boats; Mourning; Prisons & Prisoners; Water; Bereavement; Convicts


CANAL DU MIDI, by SARAH ROSSITER    Poem Source                
First Line: We enter, and doors lock behind us
Last Line: Rising, to where all waters meet as one?
Subject(s): Boats; Canals; Death; Water


CAPTAIN KIDD, by T. B. HUNT    Poem Text                
First Line: A buccaneer, a bad man
Last Line: "I'd knife ye!"" and I would."
Subject(s): Boats; Racism; Sea; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry; Ocean


CARMINA: 4. THE YACHT, by GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stranger, the bark you see before you says
Last Line: Herself, as long as she survives and floats.
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Subject(s): Boats


CHARON, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In my cottage near the styx
Last Line: Charon, cerberus, and co.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Charon; Death; Ferry Boats; Styx (river); Dead, The


CHILDREN OF NEWPORT BEACH, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source                
First Line: There is sun and sea
Last Line: But you and I %have discovered %that they only know %how to be children
Subject(s): Boats; Seashore; Youth


CLASSIC OF POETRY: 17, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The dews are soaking the way
Last Line: You still will not have your way
Subject(s): Boats; China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.)


CLASSIC OF POETRY: 26, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: That boat of cypress drifts along
Last Line: I cannot spread wings to fly away
Subject(s): Boats; China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.)


CLASSIC OF POETRY: 46, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: That boat of cypress drifts along
Last Line: Won't you put faith in me?
Subject(s): Boats; China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.)


COMING OF AGE ON THE HARLEM, by JOAN+(1) MURRAY    Poem Source                
First Line: My father would tie a life jacket
Last Line: Just carefully enough to lead us here?
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Harlem River, New York; New York City


CONVOY, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The smoke hung low on the sand-duned shore
Last Line: Sound four?
Subject(s): Disasters; Ferry Boats; Sea; Shipwrecks; Ocean


CREST, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night was a bad one.
Subject(s): Driving; Ferry Boats; Night; Rain; Relationships; Bedtime


CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Flood-tide below me! I see you face to face
Last Line: Great or small, you furnish your parts toward the soul.
Subject(s): Americans; Brooklyn, New York; Ferry Boats; United States; America


DANSE MACABRE, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The broken oarshaft was stuck in the hill
Last Line: Its cruel nail to its true pencil.
Subject(s): Animals; Boats; Horses


DEAD FISH ON THE SHORE WITH CLAMS, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: It is winter
Last Line: To abandon hope
Subject(s): Absence; Boats; Clams; Cuba; Death; Marine Animals; Sea Voyages


DEATH, by PADRAIG J. DALY    Poem Source                
First Line: And must I leave this world of music
Last Line: O christ eb near, o christ, and pity me
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Sea Voyages


DEID FOLKS' FERRY, by ROSAMUND MARRIOTT WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis they, of a veritie
Last Line: Through the mirk an' the saft sea-mist
Alternate Author Name(s): Tomson, Graham R.
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


DEJEUNER SUR L'HERBE, by TU FU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's pleasant to board the ferry in the sunscape
Last Line: It will be cold, going back.
Alternate Author Name(s): Du Fu
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Ferry Boats; Rain


DESCENDING THE RIVER, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, let these men continue to sleep
Last Line: I sit among the peace of all the earth in the harvest solitudes
Subject(s): Boats; Rivers


DOBBS HIS FERRY; A LEGEND OF THE LOWER HUDSON, by WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The days were at their longest
Last Line: And buy a place at dobbs!
Subject(s): Dobbs Ferry, New York; Ferry Boats; Hudson River


DOOM FERRY, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Boatman, have they crossed? Not all
Last Line: Dabbling, at my cool dead ease there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Boats; Jealousy


ECHO AND THE FERRY, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, oliver! I was but seven, and he was eleven
Last Line: Comes after -- with laughter comes after.
Subject(s): Children; Churches; Echo (mythology); Ferry Boats; Childhood; Cathedrals


EDDY, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Against wind's silk direction the tide is flowing,
Subject(s): Boats


EIGHT OARS AND A COXSWAIN, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eight oars compel
Last Line: "steady! Pull it thr-o-o-ough!"
Subject(s): Boats; New York City - Dutch Period; Rowing; Sea Gulls; Sports


EITHER OAR, by SUSAN LASHER    Poem Source                
First Line: Of all the dialogues
Last Line: While the rower looks backward, %moving almost imperceptibly
Subject(s): Boats; Rowing


EMBARQUEMENT, by PADRAIG J. DALY    Poem Source                
First Line: You must walk over the mud
Last Line: Great swelling of water will carry you
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages; Travel


EMPTY BOAT, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Will volunteer for anything
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Boats; Nature


FABLES: 2ND SER. 5. THE BEAR IN A BOAT, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That man must daily wiser grow
Last Line: Derision shouts along the strand.
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Boats


FATE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: As two proud ships upon the pathless main
Last Line: So we two parted. Shall we meet again?
Subject(s): Boats;dreams;farewell;ships & Shipping; Nightmares;parting


FERRY FABLE; FROM SALTASH, CORNWALL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A bumkin came to the river's side
Last Line: Tis simply this you have to know - %he was a married man!
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


FERRY FROM THE VINEYARD, by PETER RENNICK    Poem Source                
First Line: Too late to get beyond the kitsch-laden streets
Last Line: Rescue, no rescue, drowning, return
Subject(s): Death; Ferry Boats


FERRY TO NOWHERE, by CHARLES EDWARD CARRYL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O come and cross over to nowhere
Variant Title(s): Ferry Tal
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


FERRYBOAT AND THE TRAVELER, by HAN YONG-WOON    Poem Source                
First Line: I am a ferry boat. A traveler, you tread on me
Last Line: I am a ferryboat. You are a traveler
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


FISHERMEN, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you think how big their feet are in black rubber
Last Line: We lay wreathes on the sea when it has drowned them
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Food And Eating; Seashore


FORGOTTEN CAPTAIN, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have many shadows. I was walking home
Last Line: That too is a game, made heavy %with what is to come
Subject(s): Battleships; Boats; Bombs; Death; Sailors And Sailing; Sea; War


FREIGHT BOATS, by JAMES STERLING TIPPETT    Poem Source                
First Line: Boats that carry sugar
Last Line: As they carry anything %from any place you will
Subject(s): Boats


FROM THE BOAT, by PATRICIA GOEDICKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What is it, then -- between us
Last Line: Sliding into the troughs
Subject(s): Boats; Relationships


GALSWORTHY TAKES THE FERRY, by ELMER GUSTAFSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Old charon had momentous freight that day
Last Line: Met and with diffident good-will clasped hands.
Subject(s): Charon; Ferry Boats; Galsworthy, John (1867-1933); Styx (river)


GIGGING ON ALLATOONA, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Light bleeding onto pines
Last Line: Rolling away from the boat far out across the black water.
Subject(s): Boats; Country Life; Hunting; Men; Hunters


GROTTO VINH HA LONG (BAY OF THE LANDING DRAGON) TONKIN GULF, by MONG-LAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The rower gaunt as his oar
Last Line: Stalagmite meeting stalactites coincidences %taking forever to form
Variant Title(s): Grott
Subject(s): Boats; San Francisco; Vietnam; Water


HARBOR: 1. MOSAIC, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your face clears of expression, your eyes
Last Line: Our flesh/fish bodies puddling molten
Subject(s): Boats; Relationships; Water


HARBOR: 2. BATH, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Buoyancy lifting us on each wave's crest
Last Line: The swell of your razoring whiplash tail
Subject(s): Boats; Water


HARBOR: 4. HARPOON, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wooden handle cracked but seasoned tough
Last Line: Crystal on crystal holding fast
Subject(s): Boats; Relationships


HE HAS LIVED IN MANY HOUSES, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Furnished room, flats, a hayloft
Last Line: Toward his sanctuary, harborage, saltbox, / home
Subject(s): Houses; Boats


HEAVEN REVEALS ITSELF ON A CLOUDY DAY, by KATHLEEN BOGAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Those of you awaiting it %can stop. Heaven
Last Line: This is the eternal hallowedness of houseboats: %the illusion of travel, the port of home
Subject(s): Boats; Heaven


HOMEMADE BOAT, by SHELBY SILVERSTEIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This boat that we just built is just fine
Last Line: The sides and the back are divine- %it's the bottom I guess we forgot...
Alternate Author Name(s): Silverstein, Shel
Subject(s): Boats


HYMN FOR THE BOATMEN, AS THEY APPROACH THE RAPIDS, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jesu! Bless our slender boat
Last Line: Miserere domine!'
Subject(s): Boats; Rivers; God


I LOVE ALL THINGS THAT CLUSTER ROUND THE SEA, by JOHN RICHARD MORELAND    Poem Text                
First Line: I love all things that cluster round the sea:
Last Line: And drop their anchors in the quiet bay.
Subject(s): Anchors; Boats; Disasters; Harbors; Sea; Shipwrecks; Water; Ocean


I MASCHI, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source                
First Line: The masked rowers %came for him
Last Line: A sight he would never again see
Subject(s): Boats; Sailors And Sailing; Shadows; Solitude


IBIZA 60, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source                
First Line: Again we had ourselves locked up
Last Line: Free us from these left-over %lies
Subject(s): Boats; Sea; Sea Voyages; Water


IN A JON BOAT DURING A FLORIDA DAWN, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunlight displaces stars
Last Line: Or the red tick anchored in the pit of your knee.
Subject(s): Boats; Florida; Swamps; Bogs; Fens; Marshes


IN ANOTHER COUNTRY: SUITE FOR VILLA SERBELLONI: 14. VARENNA FERRY, by JIM BARNES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After a morning's climb up the mountain
Last Line: Or the knowledge we will be crossing more %than we think to try the castello's door
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Italy


IN HARBOR (ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND), by ALEXANDER KINMAN LAING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One cannot call it sorrow any more
Last Line: That might as well have stopped and anchored there.
Subject(s): Anchors; Boats; Harbors; Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


IN LATE SUMMER, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source                
First Line: Twilight: the last ferry leaves vancouver
Last Line: They knew were out there, %willing them to appear
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Islands


IN PASSING, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the canadian side, we're standing far enough away
Subject(s): Boats; Rain


IN THE VISITORS' BOOK, FOWEY CRUISING SCHOOL, CORNWALL, 1975, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Let others think about hour angle
Last Line: But mark my words, I want no port - nor %starboard - mostly,no water
Subject(s): Boats


IT TOSSED AND TOSSED, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: To break for you
Subject(s): Boats


JEANNE PHYLLIS, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Fill us full of canned goods
Last Line: And made us holler so?
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Sea; Travel; Childhood; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


JOHN ROUAT THE FISHERMAN, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Margaret simpson was the daughter of humble parents in the county of ayr
Last Line: And on a rude pallet lay poor margaret rouat cold and dead.
Subject(s): Boats; Fish & Fishing; Marine Animals; Water


JUMP, by SHIRLEY KAUFMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sundays. Sun-narrowed eyes. My father
Last Line: What I want most is on the other
Subject(s): Arabs; Boats; Fathers; Jerusalem; Jews; Middle East - Conflicts; Palestine


KAL. APR., by ALFRED DENNIS GODLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hate your vulgarian ill-mannered
Last Line: Do lend me an as!
Alternate Author Name(s): Godley, A. D.
Subject(s): Boats; Latin Language; Racing


LA CHALUPA, THE BOAT, by JEAN VALENTINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am twenty,
Subject(s): Boats


LATER HISTORY OF THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear miss violet
Last Line: Believe me, %yours sincerely, %edward lear
Subject(s): Animals; Boats; Grief; Sailors And Sailing; Tourists; Travel


LEAF BOAT, by RAD SMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: Tiny bugs on this maple leaf
Last Line: And then they're going down
Subject(s): Boats; Leaves


LES CAMARADES EN VOYAGE, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: The vessel is restlessly rushing over the waters
Last Line: And as they step upon the pier, lo the whiteness there!
Subject(s): Boats; Moon; Solitude; Travel; Loneliness; Journeys; Trips


LET MY CASSIA BOAT, by KEJU    Poem Source                
First Line: Let my cassia boat be tied
Last Line: Alone, I'll take my boat across
Subject(s): Boats; Solitude; Travel


LETTER WRITTEN ON A FERRY WHILE CROSSING LONG ISLAND SOUND, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am surprised to see / that the ocean is still going on
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; God; Long Island Sound; Nuns; Religion; Theology


LETTER WRITTEN ON A FERRY WHILE CROSSING LONG ISLAND SOUND, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am surprised to see %that the ocean is still going on
Last Line: They call back to us %from the gauzy edge of paradise, %good news, good news
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; God; Long Island Sound; Nuns; Religion


LOAD OF SUGAR-CANE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The going of the glade-boat
Last Line: When they rise %at the red turban %of the boatman
Subject(s): Boats; Sugar


LORD WILLIAM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No eye beheld when william plunged
Last Line: Heard william's drowning scream.
Subject(s): Boats; Drowning; Ghosts; Murder; Secrets; Supernatural; Vengeance


LOST, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Desolate and lone
Last Line: And the harbor's eyes.
Subject(s): Boats; Great Lakes


LOUIS ANTOINE DE BOUGAINVILLE, WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE GLOBE (1766-, by MARIE HARRIS    Poem Source                
Last Line: At docks?
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Boats; Explorers; Navigation; Sea Voyages; Travel


LOVE'S VOYAGE, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As once I sat upon the shore
Last Line: Year after year renews the lover's lease of life.
Subject(s): Boats; Life; Love; Sea; Travel; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


MAGIC, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We passed old farmer boothby in the field
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Maine (state); Farm Life; Boats; Landscape; Agriculture; Farmers


MAIDEN VOYAGE, by D. NURSKE    Poem Source                
First Line: My father made me
Last Line: Around a missing mouth
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Fathers; Rivers


MARCH 5, 1180. IN EARLY MORNING CROSSING THE GREAT MARSH FERRY: 1, by YANG WAN-LI    Poem Source                
First Line: The river and hills beyond the fog
Last Line: Printed by my straw sandals %is the very first mark
Subject(s): China - Song Dynasty (960-1278); Ferry Boats


MARE LIBERUM, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You dare to say with perjured lips
Last Line: Till liberty is safe on sea and shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Lusitania (ship); Patriotism; Submarines; World War I; Submarine Warfare; U-boats; First World War


MISSING THE BOAT, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not so much that the boat passed
Subject(s): Boats


MOORED ON FALL RIVER, by KUAN HSIU    Poem Source                
First Line: Banks like late tung-t'ing, but
Last Line: The fisherman's %nightmare
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Lakes; Rivers; Zen Buddhism


MY BOAT, CUT, by KUJI    Poem Source                
First Line: My boat, cut from tallest pine
Last Line: Back into dark rip tides
Subject(s): Absence; Boats; Love - Loss Of; Tides


MY PLAN, by MARCHETTE CHUTE    Poem Source                
First Line: When I'm a little older %I plan to buy a boat
Last Line: And all the hudson river %in which to wash my dishes
Subject(s): Boats; Play


NEAR YARMOUTH; TO EDWARD J. O'BRIEN, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The river holds no more the fishing boats
Last Line: The river sleeps, the boats are gone again.
Subject(s): Boats; Fish & Fishing; Marine Animals; Sea; Anglers; Ocean


NEMESIS, by JAMES WILLIAM FOLEY    Poem Text                
First Line: The man who invented the women's waists that button down
Last Line: Of the man who invented the backstairs waist and he sank with the leaky boat!
Alternate Author Name(s): Foley, J. W.
Subject(s): Boats; Enemies; Sailing & Sailors; Seamen; Sails


NEW ZEALAND ELEGY, by MARY KAY RUMMEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes a boat just slips from its mooring
Last Line: Sometimes a boat just slips from its mooring
Subject(s): Boats; New Zealand; Sea Voyages


NORDEN, by MONICA OCHTRUP    Poem Source                
First Line: Our daughter, jennifer, comes home from her trip to west germany. She
Last Line: On the table. People look up. Converstion stops. When you take light %from the candle a sailor dies
Subject(s): Boats; Germany; Harbors; Travel


NORTH TO TAOS, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The aspen twig
Last Line: The boat is moored to sky.
Subject(s): Boats; Nature; West (u.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


NOW DRY THE EYES, by MIKHAIL ALEXEYEVICH KUZMIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now dry thy eyes, and shed no tears
Last Line: As a keen lance with edges burning.
Subject(s): Boats; Navigation; Poetry & Poets


OFFERING, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Father, you must have been
Last Line: "ah . . . Dearest father, dear
Subject(s): Boats; Fathers; Men


OLD IRONSIDES, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, tear her tattered ensign down
Last Line: The lightning and the gale!
Subject(s): Americans; Boats; Constitution (ship); Navy - United States; Patriotism; Sea; United States; American Navy; Ocean; America


ON A FERRY BOAT, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The river widens to a pathless sea
Last Line: From all that fondles life and feeds the heart.
Subject(s): Doves; Ferry Boats; Rain; Rivers; Sea; Ocean


ON A FERRYBOAT AT NIGHT, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ploughing away with a pang and a groan
Last Line: Wrought as a ferry of eons and souls, the door of a dream to a dream
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Dreams


ON BIG SANDY RIVER, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun-bathed hills were beautiful
Last Line: On dear old sandy river.
Subject(s): Boats; Rivers


ON COMO, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A rainless darkness drew o'er the lake
Last Line: Where on to the alps the muteness passed.
Subject(s): Boats; Lakes; Nature; Pools; Ponds


ON LEAVING CUBA, by GERTRUDIS GOMEZ DE AVELLANEDA    Poem Source                
First Line: Pearl of the sea! Star of the tranquil west!
Last Line: Now cleaves the waves, and flies in silence fast!
Subject(s): Boats; Cuba; Farewell; Sea; Sea Voyages; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


ON THE BAY, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This watery vague how vast! This misty globe
Last Line: Shows through the gray, itself in grayness lost!
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Harbors; Lighthouses; New York Harbor


ON THE BEACH, by YU KYONGHWAN    Poem Source                
First Line: In a silk rustle she sheds her scales
Last Line: The nude, motor-boat starts its engine %after sundown
Subject(s): Boats


ON THE DEATH OF MY DEAR BROTHER, MR. H.S., DROWNED: THE BOAT, by WILLIAM HAMMOND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How well the brittle boat doth personate
Last Line: Weigh'd up to bliss.
Subject(s): Boats; Sandys, Henry


ON THE DEATH OF THE FERRYMAN, GLAUCUS, by ANTIPHILUS    Poem Source                
First Line: Glaucus, pilot of the nessus strait, born
Last Line: So the old man might sail his own boat to hades
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


ON THE HARLEM, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hand that ruled the helm was yours
Last Line: And gunwale-deep in goldenrod.
Subject(s): Boats; Harlem River, New York; New York City - Dutch Period


ON THE RIVER: AN IMPRESSION, by MARION COUTHOUY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A river of silver and azure
Last Line: The dome, the sky, the sail.
Subject(s): Boats; Rivers


ON THE WILLOW BRANCH, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the pond is still and the softest paddle stroke eases
Last Line: To the spine.
Subject(s): Boats; Solitude; Loneliness


OVER THE SKY; A BOATING SONG, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Row, row, row, row
Last Line: And out of the world we are going.
Subject(s): Boats


OVER THE WATER TO CHARLIE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "come boat me o'er, come row me o'er"
Last Line: We'll o'er the water
Subject(s): Ferry Boats;water


OVER THE WATER WI' CHAIRLIE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come boat me o'er, come row me o'er!
Last Line: Or we lippen again to chairlie!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Boats; Travel; Water; Journeys; Trips


PASSING AND PERMANENT, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stately boats, with happy crowds
Last Line: Do not drain your glass!
Subject(s): Boats; Gardens & Gardening; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


PASSING TIME, by MARIE HARRIS    Poem Source                
First Line: If I had a boat
Last Line: How I prefer a chosen end: me upon my pony on my boat
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages; Travel


PENNIES FOR LUCK, by LINDA M. HASSELSTROM    Poem Source                
First Line: A heron flaps upstream, the color of fog over the river
Last Line: Where you are
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Luck; Rivers


PERISCOPES, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the up-to-date destroyer
Last Line: Let us smash our periscopes!
Subject(s): Submarines; Submarine Warfare; U-boats


PICKING STONE, by MICHAEL COFFEY    Poem Source                
First Line: The earth pushing up its stone
Last Line: Not this year. Plant around it
Subject(s): Boats; Fields; Labor And Laborers; Stones


PICNIC BOAT, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunday night and the park policemen tell each other it is dark as a stack ...
Last Line: For the home-comers.
Subject(s): Boats; Chicago


PIRATES OF PENANCE, by SHAWN STURGEON    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, often, standing upon the poop-deck
Last Line: But that wavy hair, those bedazzling eyes!
Subject(s): Boats; Sea


PLEASURE-BOAT, by RICHARD HENRY DANA (1787-1879)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, hoist the sail, the fast let go!
Last Line: My head is growing gray
Subject(s): Aging; Boats; Nature


POEM FOR THE SEVENTH DAY, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Propel no more. Leave off the oars
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Boats


POET CHARGED IN SCRAPE, by JOHN+(2) MORGAN    Poem Source                
First Line: As the ferry approached morse rock
Last Line: The coast guard said
Subject(s): Accidents; Ferry Boats; Sailors And Sailing


POPHAM OF THE NEW SONG: 6. THE JOYOUS, THE LAKE, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How two women can be the same, for instance, in poland
Last Line: Drops down from a tree in the sun in marseille.
Subject(s): Boats; Warsaw, Poland; Women; World War Ii; Second World War


PROCESS, by IRA SADOFF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We were floating downstream for hours
Subject(s): Boats; Rivers


RAVEN BOAT, by NORA MARKS DAUENHAUER    Poem Source                
First Line: The rapids are very scary
Last Line: When they awaited the schooner
Subject(s): Alaska; Boats; Native Americans; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages


RECUERDO, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We were very tired, we were very merry
Last Line: And we gave her all our money but our subway fares.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Charity; Ferry Boats; Love; Selva, Salomon De La (1893-1959); Philanthropy


RED BOAT, by JULIE CARR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sheep say no
Last Line: With the motor's growl - %high, diminishing
Subject(s): Boats


RIDING IN A MOTOR BOAT, by DOROTHY WALTER BARUCH    Poem Source                
First Line: A putta putta putt
Last Line: Tingly %and cold
Subject(s): Boats


ROMANCE, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The last farewells were said, friends hurried ashore
Last Line: Ere it goes down to darkness, whence it came! . . .
Subject(s): Betrayal; Boats; Death; Happiness; Lies; Love; New York City; Youth; Dead, The; Joy; Delight; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


RUDIGER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright on the mountain's heathy slope
Last Line: Adown the dark profound.
Subject(s): Birds; Boats; Curses; Love - Loss Of; Marriage; Soldiers; Swans; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SAILING, by DOROTHY ALLEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Swiftly cutting through the water
Last Line: Nor sigh; but sing and laugh with me.
Subject(s): Boats; Play; Sailing & Sailors; Sports; Waves; Seamen; Sails


SAILING, by MAXINE CHERNOFF    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Benjamin franklin used to lie naked on the water, attach a kite to his
Last Line: Grin behind his badly blistered gums
Subject(s): Boats; Sailors And Sailing


SAILING TO AN ISLAND, by RICHARD MURPHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boom above my knees lifts, and the boat
Subject(s): Boats


SAILING TO AN ISLAND, by RICHARD MURPHY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boom above my knees lifts, and the boat
Last Line: Boats ae careened in the harbour. Here is a bed
Subject(s): Boats


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 2. VARIATIONS: 1. SAILBOATS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Light as thin-winged swallows pirouetting and gyrating
Last Line: Heeling and tossing about in the estuary.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


SEA, by PATRICIA GOEDICKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Few think of its going on %when we are inland
Last Line: Nearer and nearer the doors banging shut far beyond our farms
Subject(s): Boats; Man-woman Relationships; Sailors And Sailing; Sea


SEA DRIFT, by EILEEN BERRY    Poem Source                
First Line: They would sit, two or three of them as a rule, on the cast-iron seat
Last Line: The slow pace of nature's change gave them some kind of peace
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Marine Animals; Sea; Shrimp


SEA RHAPSODY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By day, the tremble of the boat
Last Line: Restless, that yet bring rest.
Subject(s): Boats; Dreams; Earth; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sleep; Youth; Nightmares; World; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


SEVEN AFTERNOONS: SARGASSO, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source                
First Line: Time of the floating eye
Last Line: Somewhere to go
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages


SEVEN TIMES SEVEN [- LONGING FOR HOME], by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A song of a boat
Last Line: Ah me!
Subject(s): Boats; Dreams; Homesickness; Singing & Singers; Nightmares; Songs


SHIP NEWS, by A-N    Poem Text                
First Line: Piraeus - salamis - what sails are these
Last Line: Piraeus . . . Salamis . . . They are lost between . . .
Subject(s): Boats; Disasters; Greece; Shipwrecks; Greeks


SHORE LINE, by CARL RAKOSI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We speak of mankind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rawley, Callmann
Subject(s): Waves; Boats & Boating; Fathers & Sons


SMALL SKIFF HAS BEEN ROWED, by PETER READING    Poem Source                
Last Line: And there is autumnal evening precipitation
Subject(s): Boats; Water


SONG, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boat is chafing at our long delay
Last Line: To reach a land unknown.
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SUMMER NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dreary wind of night is out
Last Line: With stars that shine and see.
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Night; Rivers; Solitude; Summer; Dead, The; Bedtime; Loneliness


SONNETS: 2, by ALLAN PARK PATON    Poem Text                
First Line: How sweet thus in an idle boat to lie
Last Line: A wandering spirit it will seem to me!
Subject(s): Boats


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 18, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I do not say that my boat
Last Line: In her movements, I do say
Subject(s): Boats; Sea


SPEEDBOAT ON LEWIS AND CLARK LAKE, by JEANNE EMMONS    Poem Source                
First Line: We cannot hear each other speak
Last Line: The missouri intent on freeing herself back to river
Subject(s): Boats; Lakes


STANZAS, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the lake of young life is a fairy boat
Last Line: And holy the haven they find at last.
Subject(s): Fairies; Boats; Love; Truth; Elves


STATEN ISLAND FERRY: BACK, by MARIELLA    Poem Text                
First Line: This is the thing I had not dreamed
Last Line: Who only dreamed to have the sea.
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


STATEN ISLAND FERRY: OVER, by MARIELLA    Poem Text                
First Line: This is the sea! And these are gulls
Last Line: Than to see the ocean?
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Staten Island


STORY OF THE FOUR LITTLE CHILDREN WHO WENT ROUND THE WORLD, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once upon a time, a long while ago, there were four little people whose
Last Line: Their father's house as a diaphanous doorscraper
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages


STREETS IN SHANGHAI, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The white butterlfy in the park is read by many
Last Line: We look almost happy out in the sun, while we are bleeding fatally from %wounds we don't know about
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Shanghai, China; Travel


SUBMARINE BADINAGE, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a little oyster and he met a
Last Line: Is because I can't supply them with another word to say!
Subject(s): Marine Animals; Submarines; Submarine Warfare; U-boats


SUMMER OF '94, by ROBERT VANDERMOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: My legs were sore from swimming
Last Line: A couple of times a week
Subject(s): Boats; Fishing And Fishermen; Summer; Sun; Swimming


SUNRISE, TISANG RIVER, by SEAN BRENDAN BROWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Anchor line snapped, the boat drifts
Last Line: Trusting sleep; it's better that way
Subject(s): Boats; Dawn; Rivers


SWIMMER, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I jumped from the bow of the ocean liner I had three things in
Last Line: His own life, the man who is an obvious liar
Subject(s): Boats; Lakes; Swimming; Water


TALL SHIPS, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The one who reaches the crow's-nest
Last Line: And by turning his face to the blind dial of the cosmos
Subject(s): Boats; Perception; Vision


THE BALLAD OF BAZILE BORGNE, by IDA COLE BARTLATT    Poem Text                
First Line: Always the river called to him
Last Line: Arms unseen now cling to him!
Subject(s): Boats; Pirates; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Piracy; Buccaneers; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE BALLAD OF THE BOAT, by RICHARD GARNETT (1835-1906)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The stream was smooth as glass. We said: 'arise and let's away'
Last Line: O stream, is this thy bar of sand? O boat, is this the bay?
Subject(s): Boats


THE BOAT ON THE SERCHIO, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our boat is asleep on serchio's stream
Last Line: It rushes to the ocean.
Subject(s): Boats; Williams, Edward


THE BOAT RACE, by ERNESTINE PORTER    Poem Text                
First Line: Far out at sea, just where the rougher blue
Last Line: The resurrected romance of the sea.
Subject(s): Boats; Racing


THE BOATIE ROWS, by JOHN EWEN    Poem Text                
First Line: O weel may the boatie row
Last Line: That wish the boatie speed!
Subject(s): Boats


THE BOATMAN, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ferry me across the water
Last Line: "I'll ferry you."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): The Ferryman;sing-song; A Nursery Rhyme Book: 88
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


THE BOATMEN, by THEOPHILE DE VIAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Darling little winged boys are clinging to our skulls
Last Line: Above a ship with such a prize betwixt her stern and bow.
Alternate Author Name(s): De Viau, Theophile
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors


THE BWOAT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where cows did slowly seek the brink
Last Line: Aye, all but my own ruffled mind.
Subject(s): Boats; Brooks; Love; Streams; Creeks


THE CANAL-BOAT PILOT, RETIRED, by HARRINGTON GREEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Lazily floating between the green hills
Last Line: Then under the bridges of brunswick town!
Subject(s): Boats; Delaware (river)


THE CARGO BOATS, by THOMAS FLEMING DAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love to see them, laden deep
Last Line: Again a sailless, shipless waste.
Subject(s): Boats


THE CHILDREN'S BOATS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O little loop of water, with the green
Last Line: In that far spring men call eternity?
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Future Life; Games; Spring; Childhood; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


THE COASTERS, by THOMAS FLEMING DAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Overloaded, undermanned / trusting to a lee
Last Line: From cruz to quoddy head.
Subject(s): Boats; Nature


THE DEATH OF THE FATHERS: 3. THE BOAT, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Father / (he calls himself 'old sea dog')
Last Line: Bailing the boat
Subject(s): Fathers; Boats


THE DROWNED, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Arms finned-out across the water
Last Line: As though fascinated by something I couldn't see.
Subject(s): Boats; Drowning


THE EDGE OF THE RIVER, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It has been a long journey
Last Line: Of the water
Subject(s): Boats; Rivers


THE EXCURSION, by TU FU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How delightful, at sunset, to loosen the boat!
Last Line: By the time we reach the shore, it seems as though the fifth month were autumn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Du Fu
Subject(s): Boats; Poetry & Poets; Sea Voyages


THE FAMOUS TAY WHALE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the month of december, and in the year 1883
Last Line: That is to say, if the people all are willing.
Subject(s): Boats; Dundee, Scotland; Fish & Fishing; Sea; Whales; Ocean


THE FERRY, by CH'IEN WEN OF LIANG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of marsh-mallows my boat is made
Last Line: So long you tarry at the crossing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Jian-wen; Xiao Gang; Ch'ien Wen-ti
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Fear; Ferry Boats; Love - Complaints


THE FERRY OF GALLAWAY, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the stormy waters of gallaway
Last Line: "love is thy conqueror, death!"" she cried."
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


THE FISH-OF-WAR, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you heard of the wonderful fish-of-war
Last Line: It's rather a game for fish!
Subject(s): Submarines; Submarine Warfare; U-boats


THE FLASHBOAT, by JANE COOPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A high deck. Blue skies overhead. White distance.
Subject(s): Boats


THE FLEET, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Each night upon the bed's dry sea
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Boats


THE FORGOTTEN CAPTAIN, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have many shadows. I was walking home
Subject(s): Battleships; Boats; Bombs; Death; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; War; Dead, The; Ocean


THE HARBOR: 1. MOSAIC, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your face clears of expression, your eyes
Last Line: Our flesh/fish bodies puddlng molten
Subject(s): Boats; Relationships; Water


THE HARBOR: 2. BATH, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Buoyancy lifting us on each wave's crest
Last Line: The swell of your razoring whiplash tail
Subject(s): Boats; Water


THE HARBOR: 4. HARPOON, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wooden handle cracked but seasoned tough
Last Line: Crystal on crystal holding fast
Subject(s): Boats; Relationships


THE HAYSWATER BOAT, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A region desolate and wild
Last Line: What living hand hath brought it here?
Variant Title(s): Hayswater
Subject(s): Boats


THE INVALID, by VIRGINIA FOLEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Old ships are tired sailing into port
Last Line: I dream the vagabondage they have known!
Subject(s): Boats; Freedom; Japan; Sailing & Sailors; Ships & Shipping; Sicily; Liberty; Japanese; Seamen; Sails


THE JOLLY YOUNG WATERMAN, by CHARLES DIBDIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And did you not hear of a jolly young waterman
Last Line: When he's married and never in want of a fare?
Alternate Author Name(s): Dibdin, Charles Isaac Mungo; Dibdin, Charles, Jr.
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


THE KEEPER OF THE LOCK, by AGNES LEE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rich are talking of their money's worth
Last Line: Said the daughter marjory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Freer, Otto, Mrs.
Subject(s): Boats


THE KING'S SHIPS, by CAROLINE S. SPENCER    Poem Text                
First Line: God hath so many ships upon the sea!
Last Line: This deep is but the hollow of his hand.
Subject(s): Boats; Courts & Courtiers; God; Sailing & Sailors; Ships & Shipping; War


THE LAKE BOATS, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In an old print
Last Line: They are longing for the spring!
Subject(s): Boats; Lakes; Pools; Ponds


THE LAST DAY: A SUBMARINE JAUNT, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As yawns an earthquake, when imprison'd air
Last Line: And sails secure within the dark retreat.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Submarines; Ocean; Submarine Warfare; U-boats


THE LOAD OF SUGAR-CANE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The going of the glade-boat
Subject(s): Boats; Sugar


THE LOST LAND, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We question of the captains
Last Line: Nor craft, nor skill, nor wish, nor will lead back to arcady.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Arcadians; Boats; Arcadia


THE MASTER OF MY BOAT, by JOSEPH ADDISON RICHARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: I owned a little boat a while ago
Last Line: And his my will.
Subject(s): Boats; God


THE MIDNIGHT FERRY, by MAX J. HERZBERG    Poem Text                
First Line: I cried to my god
Last Line: Beneath the moon so cried the sea in pain.
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


THE MOSELLE BOATMAN AND HIS DAUGHTER (2), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When first we took the stream, the maiden held
Last Line: Rose from her seat, to make her rowing tell.
Subject(s): Boats; Rowing


THE NIGHT-JAR, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the river, in the shallows, on the shore
Last Line: Which is death.
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Nature; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


THE OAKEN BOAT, by SUSAN STEWART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wide of the mark, I dreamed again of the oaken boat
Subject(s): Boats


THE OLD FERRYMAN, by ANTIPHILUS OF BYZANTIUM    Poem Text                
First Line: Glaucus, the islander, whose ferry crossing
Last Line: Across the styx the veteran might ferry.
Subject(s): Ferry Boats


THE OLD YACHT, by GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Proud is phaselus here, my friends, to tell
Last Line: To castor and the twin of castor vowed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Variant Title(s): His Boat
Subject(s): Boats


THE OPEN BOAT, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With no place to lay my head
Last Line: Afraid, afraid / of a human
Subject(s): Boats; Solitude; Alienation (social Psychology)


THE PENDULUM, by JURGIS BALTRUSHAITIS    Poem Text                
First Line: When the dumb darkness most heavily clings
Last Line: Cold, ineluctable footsteps of time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Baltrushaitis, George; Baltrushaitis, Iurgis; Baltrushaitis, Yurgis
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Harbors; Poetry & Poets; Sea; Ocean


THE PHANTOM BOAT, by ELISHA NORMAN GUNNISON    Poem Text                
First Line: The tide comes in, and the tide goes out
Last Line: "her wedding dress was her funeral shroud."
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunnison, E. Norman
Subject(s): Boats; Gloucester, Massachusetts


THE PLEASURE-BOAT [DIFFERENT VERSION], by RICHARD HENRY DANA (1787-1879)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, hoist the sail, the fast let go!
Last Line: But them I hear no more.
Subject(s): Boats


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 54, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gathering lotuses we called to each other
Last Line: Letting our thoughts surge on
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Boats; Chinese Literature; Quiet Life


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 68, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Aboard this boat of rotten wood
Last Line: Alas it's due to bitterness
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Boats; Chinese Literature


THE POEMS OF PICKUP: 27, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Partial to pine cliffs and lonely trails
Last Line: Trusting the current like an unmoored boat
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Boats; Chinese Literature; Laughter; Roads; Paths; Trails


THE SHIPS OF ARCADY, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 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


THE SISTER, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw the little quiet town
Last Line: And ships upon the sea?
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Laughter; Sisters; Childhood


THE SONG OF THE LIGHT CANOE, by HORACE SPENCER FISKE    Poem Text                
First Line: When the dew is fresh and the grasses wet
Last Line: When the flush of the sunset dies.
Subject(s): Boats; Canoes & Canoeing; Rivers; Sailing & Sailors; Water; Seamen; Sails


THE SONG OF THE WIND IN THE CLOUD, by ELLEN ROLFE VEBLEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Rock, rock, my hollow boat!
Last Line: Shiver by thy spell.
Subject(s): Boats; Clouds; Cruise Ships; Motion; Sea; Singing & Singers; Ocean


THE STORY RETOLD, by MRS. R. B. HALSTEAD    Poem Text                
First Line: Little boat, I made you, you're mine
Last Line: "with love divine on calvary."
Subject(s): Boats; Craftsmanship


THE U-BOAT CREWS, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas, alas for those blond boys who stalk
Subject(s): Navy - Germany; Submarines; World War I; Submarine Warfare; U-boats; First World War


THE UNKNOWN HAVEN, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Break, o waves of ocean
Last Line: On some distant strand.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Water; Waves; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE VESSEL, by ROSALIND TRAVERS    Poem Text                
First Line: She dashed up the river
Last Line: By the old stone quay.
Subject(s): Boats


THE WAY OF THE WORLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A boat that sails upon the sea
Last Line: And watch and prayer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ocean


THE WELLESLEY FLOAT, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text                
First Line: Swan-like in grace and rhythm-like in motion
Last Line: The pageant closes, and the scene is bare.
Subject(s): Boats; Canoes And Canoeing; Navigation; Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE WHITE SHIPS AND THE RED, by ALFRED JOYCE KILMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With drooping sail and pennant
Last Line: But one -- shall be like blood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce
Subject(s): Ghost Ships; Lusitania (ship); Submarines; World War I; Submarine Warfare; U-boats; First World War


THE WILLIAM P. FRYE [FEBRUARY 28, 1915], by JEANNE ROBERT FOSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw her first abreast the boston light
Last Line: To make the harbor glad because she's come.
Subject(s): Submarines; William P. Frye (ship); World War I - United States; Submarine Warfare; U-boats


THE WONDERFUL FISHING OF PETERKIN SPRAY, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A fisherman bold was peterkin spray
Last Line: And he sailed and he sailed and he sailed away.
Subject(s): Boats; Fish & Fishing; Sailing & Sailors; Salmon; Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE WRECK OF THE 'THOMAS DRYDEN'; IN PENTLAND FIRTH, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I stood upon the sandy beach
Last Line: And got lodgings for the night!
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Ferry Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Shipwrecks; Tragedy; Dead, The; Ocean


THE WRECK OF THE EMMELINE, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This tack might fetch absecom bar
Last Line: Stuck fast an' firm on the outer bar.
Subject(s): Boats; Disasters; Sailing & Sailors; Shipwrecks


THE WRECK OF THE THRESHER, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand on the ledge where rock runs into the river
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Submarines; Death; Shipwrecks; Submarine Warfare; U-boats; Dead, The


THERIOT COVE, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the lights of the boathouse that lead you
Subject(s): Boats; Parties


TO THE SCHOONER CASCO, DEAR TO R.L.S., by GRACE HAZARD CONKLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Has he forsaken heaven quite
Last Line: To anchor in the floating moon.
Subject(s): Boats


TOILERS OF THE SEA, by SANDRA STONE    Poem Source                
First Line: What will has ordered this small boat
Last Line: Waging to the debited sea
Subject(s): Boats


TRIUMPH OF THE BLUE, by LUIS G. URBINA    Poem Source                
First Line: The glowing red of dawn paints the lake to pale blood
Last Line: Distance, the sail of a boat places its sweet note of virginal white
Subject(s): Boats; Lakes; Paintings And Painters; Water


TWAS SUCH A LITTLE, LITTLE BOAT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: My little craft was lost!
Subject(s): Boats; Loss


TWICKENHAM FERRY, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text                
First Line: Ahoy! And o-ho! And it's who's for the ferry?'
Last Line: There's danger in crossing to twickenham town.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Variant Title(s): A Verse From A Song, Once Painted On A Board At Twickenham
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Love; Moon; Twickenham, England


TWICKENHAM FERRY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Hoi-ye-ho, ho-ye-ho, who's for the ferry!
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Twickenham, England


TWO POETS BY THE LAKE, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lakeshore modulated to a cove
Last Line: The balked need urgent in your words, and mine.
Subject(s): Boats; Lakes; Poetry & Poets; Women; Women's Rights; Wright, James (1927-1980); Writing & Writers; Pools; Ponds; Feminism


ULULANI; A SEA TALE, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: When ululani went to feed
Last Line: Will shine for ululani.
Subject(s): Boats; Children; Fish & Fishing; Sea; Story-telling; Travel; Childhood; Anglers; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


UN BRUIT QUI COURT, by MAUREEN GIBBON    Poem Source                
First Line: On the island, women are moored like boats
Last Line: Split silently so that you would never know
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Harbors; Islands


UNDER JOCASSEE, by RON RASH    Poem Source                
First Line: One summer morning when
Last Line: A grave you've just passed over, %wondering why she looked up
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Rivers


UNKNOWN HARBOR, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Housebound in a house not our own
Last Line: For the festival by way of an unknown harbor
Subject(s): Boats; Camping; Harbors; Sea Voyages


VALE; FOR PAULINE JOHNSON, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lone voyager! Thy ship of dreams
Last Line: The end of distance brings you rest!
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping; Travel; Journeys; Trips


VILLANCICO - 'I'LL BE A MARINER', by LUIS DE CAMOENS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll go to yon boat, my mother
Last Line: And be a mariner too
Alternate Author Name(s): Camoes, Luis De; Camoens, Luiz Vaz De
Subject(s): Boats; Love; Sailors And Sailing; Sea


VILLANELLE OF CITY AND COUNTRY, by ZOE AKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: Beneath the arches of the leaves I lie
Last Line: But oh, the towers set in gotham's sky!
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; New York City; Romance; Skyscrapers; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


VOTIVE TABLETS: EXPECTATION AND FULFILLMENT, by JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er ocean, with a thousand masts, sails forth the stripling bold
Last Line: One boat, hard rescued from the deep, draws into port the old!
Alternate Author Name(s): Schiller, Friedrich Von
Subject(s): Boats


WAITING FOR THE STORM, by SHEROD SANTOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The morning sun struck, like flint, the banked
Subject(s): Boats; Storms


WAKULLA: CHASING THE GATOR'S EYE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If you catch a gleam between pad stalks
Last Line: The reptile that moves beneath you.
Subject(s): Alligators; Boats; Night; Reptiles; Bedtime


WATCHING THE NEEDLEBOATS AT SAN SABBA, by JAMES JOYCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard their young hearts crying
Last Line: Return, no more return
Subject(s): Boats; Farewell; Parting


WATER SPORT, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all who hear our song say yalding bells
Last Line: Shine like an angel to the mill boy's sight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Boats; England; Landscape; English


WHERE GO THE BOATS?, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dark brown is the river
Last Line: Shall bring my boats ashore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 14
Subject(s): Boats; Imagination; Rivers; Fancy


WHETHER MY BARK WENT DOWN AT SEA, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Out upon the bay
Subject(s): Boats; Soul


WHITE BOAT, by DARA WIER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The birds are sleeping, it's far from morning
Last Line: The white boat doesn't want to go home
Subject(s): Boats; Nature


WICK, by JUDITH H. MONTGOMERY    Poem Source                
First Line: We keep watch at dock edge, dusk
Last Line: That flickers, and is gone
Subject(s): Boats; Disasters; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages; Shipwrecks


WILLIAM OF THE FERRY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Near clyde's gay stream there dwelt a maid
Last Line: With william of the ferry
Subject(s): Ferry Boats;humility;peace


WINTER IN SITGES, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old man building a boat on the beach
Last Line: Built to make shapes in the waves
Subject(s): Boats; Sea Voyages; Spain; Travel


WRITTEN AT CANDIDATE HSU'S VILLA ON THE TI RIVER, by PAO T'AN    Poem Source                
First Line: The distant %ferry road blurs
Last Line: Missing only %a gibbon's howl
Subject(s): Ferry Boats; Travel; Zen Buddhism