Original Text: 
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.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2001