Treasure Island

Richard Francis Burton

(1821 - 1890 / England)

Poems of Richard Francis Burton

1. An Unpraised Picture 1/1/2004
2. Black Sheep 1/1/2004
3. Extras 1/1/2004
4. In Sleep 1/1/2004
5. Love Is Strong 1/1/2004
6. On A Ferry Boat 1/1/2004
7. The First Song 1/1/2004
8. The Forefather 1/1/2004
9. The Polar Quest 1/1/2004

On A Ferry Boat

THE RIVER widens to a pathless sea
Beneath the rain and mist and sullen skies.
Look out the window; ’t is a gray emprise,
This piloting of massed humanity
On such a day, from shore to busy shore,
And breeds the thought that beauty is no more.

But see yon woman in the cabin seat,
The Southland in her face and foreign dress;

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