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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
The Ship
By Elizabeth Coatsworth
From “Cockle Shells”

“THE SKY is great and the land is great and the ocean is great,” said he;
“And a bird is a lovely thing in the air, and a supple fish in the sea;
And a horse is a beautiful thing to watch, running so gay and free.
“But a ship that is built of land-grown oak, with her sails in the wind,” said he,
“And who goes and comes in the very thick of the calm and storm of the sea,        5
Is light as a bird and swift as a fish, and like a horse runs free!”

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