Blanche Edith Baughan

(16 January 1870 - 20 August 1958 / Putney / Surrey)

Blanche Edith Baughan Poems

1. The Old Place 1/1/2004
2. On the Just and the Unjust 1/1/2004
3. God's Acre 1/1/2004
4. The Greatest Gift 1/1/2004
5. Five Prayers 1/1/2004
6. The 'Mary Ross' 1/1/2004

The 'Mary Ross'

'What was the hardest hour’, you ask,
‘Ever I had at sea?’
There was that in the wreck of the Mary Ross
Is bitten into me.

Five merry weeks of sun and speed,
A ship well mann’d and stout—
One hour from home she falter’d, stopp’d
Short … and the lights went out.

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