The photo is of my grandfather's schooner, Lily. 




A Shanty

 

Sail along sail along

Sun waves and shore

Sail along sail along

Bright days forever more

 
Drift along drift along

Stars clouds and sea

Drift along drift along

My ship my heart agree

 

Lay along lay along

Harbour and peace

Lay along lay along

My life at rest released





Poetry by josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-05-28 at 21:31

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Michael R. Burch
I think the form works well for this poem. Should it be:

Sail along sail [a]long

in L3?
2021-05-30



I enjoyed the shanty. Simple and deep.
2021-05-30


jim The PoetBay support member heart!
Sea and song run in your blood.
2021-05-29