Lundy's Lane and Other Poems

by Duncan Campbell Scott


 

AT SEA


 

THERE are emerald pools in the sea,
  And wing-like flashes of light;
The sea is bound with the heavens
  In a large delight.

NIGHT comes out of the east

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  And rushes down on the sun;
The emerald pools and the light pools
  Are darkened and done.

OUR boat dips and cleaves onward,
  Careless of night or of light,

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Following the line of her compass
  By her engines' might.

THROUGH the desert of air and of water;
  Like the lonely soul of man,
Following her fate to the ending,

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  Unaware of the hidden plan.

SURE only of battle and longing,
  Of the pain and the quest,
And beyond in the darkness somewhere
  Sure of her rest.

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