by Arthur Symons (1865 - 1945)

The fisher's widow
Language: English 
The boats go out and the boats come in
Under the wintry sky.
And the rain and the foam are white in the wind
And all the gulls cry. 

She sees the sea when the wind is wild
Swept by the windy rain
And her heart's a-weary of sea and land
As the long days wane.  

She sees the torn sails fly in the foam
Broad on the sky line gray.
And the boats go out and the boats come in
But there's one away. 


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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-07
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Word count: 85