The Fisher's Widow
Arthur Symons, Poems, 2 vols. (London: William Heinemann, 1912): 11.
1The boats go out and the boats come in
2Under the wintry sky;
3And the rain and foam are white in the wind,
4And the white gulls cry.
5She sees the sea when the wind is wild
6Swept by the windy rain;
7And her heart's a-weary of sea and land
8As the long days wane.
9She sees the torn sails fly in the foam,
10Broad on the sky-line grey;
11And the boats go out and the boats come in.
12But there's one away.
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Data entry: Sharine Leung