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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 08:57 PM

11. Yea, keeping the hours, heard underway at sea! Here's my pome from '73, 2 yrs after Navy:

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I have heard knell
a shipboard bell
the hours on a glass blue sea

And I have heard yell
sailors swabbies and swells
with pitching 'twixt fish and fowl free

Oft had had quelled
my sun sweat smell
by salt spray bare burned back to lee

Have let alone dwell
a green eyed belle
as I skipped to my mates with glee

For I have heard knell
a shipboard bell
the hours on a glass blue sea






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