Frederick George Scott

COLLECTED POEMS


 

The Wreck



O Stars, what saw ye yesternight
    Beneath the night’s black screen?
“We saw the icebergs gleaming white
And the dark sea-path between.”

O Stars, what heard ye yesternight

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    When a ship the dark path trod?
“We heard the crash of splintered might
    And a cry that rang to God.”

O Stars, who watch above our night,
    What is it ye have seen?
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“We saw the icebergs gleaming white
    And the laughing sea between.”

O Stars, what light breaks far away
    Beyond the ocean’s bed?
“The dawning of a golden day
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    When the sea gives up its dead.” [Page 118]