In Sun and Shade: A Book of Verse

by Frederick George Scott


 

THE WRECK


 

O STARS, what saw ye yesternight
    Beneath the night black screen?
“We saw the icebergs gleaming white
     And the dark sea-paths 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”.