Augusta Webster, A Woman Sold and Other Poems (London and Cambridge: Macmillan, 1867): 101. British Library 11647.dd.35
1Wild wintry wind, storm through the night,
2 Dash the black clouds against the sky,
3Hiss through the billows seething white,
4 Fling the rock-surf in spray on high.
5Hurl the high seas on harbour bars,
6 Madden them with thy havock-shriek
7Against the crimson beacon-stars --
8 Thy rage no more can make me weak.
9The ship rides safely in the bay,
10 The ship that held my hope in her --
11Whirl on, wild wind, in thy wild fray,
12 We hear our whispers through the stir.
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