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Walter Murdoch (1874–1970).  The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.  1918.
 
146. A Boat on the Sea
 
By Ethel Turner
 
 
A BOAT on the sea, my boat,
  Eager and frail!
Sweet skies, smile as you look
  On that fairy sail.
 
Waves, great waves, many years        5
  You have worked your will.
Just while she passes through,
  Kind waves, be still.
 
Winds—and I may not ask
  That you never blow,        10
But spare her the moaning note
  That the old boats know.
 

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