by Frank Dempster Sherman (1860 - 1916)

The sky ship
Language: English 
In the soft wind that blows, 
You cloudship of the sky
Spreads a white sail and throws 
A shadow where I lie. 

And with my dreams is blent
A breath of spice and gums
Out of the Orient,
Betraying whence she comes.

Unto a land remote
To fill its rich bazaars
Sails this Arabian boat
Amid the island stars.

And in yon harbor calm,
Of Heaven's ocean blue;
Empties her freight of balm
The twilight's fragrant dew!


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Researcher for this text: Nich Roehler

This text was added to the website: 2012-05-20
Line count: 16
Word count: 77