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My Capricious Sailor

January 5, 2010
By songbird GOLD, Norwich, Vermont
songbird GOLD, Norwich, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"He who chooses me must hazard all he hath"-William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice

They say he never loved me,
My gallant captain of old.
He only cared for tall ships
And the stories of battles he told.
The waves were his constant mistresses,
A thing I’d never be,
And he walked across the deck more times
Than he walked his hands on me.
So if my hair could be his sail,
My arms, a noble brig,
My eyes his loyal lighthouse,
Shining on everything,
My hands, a steady rudder,
Turning by his will,
Then my capricious sailor
My heart, with pleasure, would refill.

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on Mar. 28 2010 at 3:21 pm
emilysbreakfast GOLD, Alto, Michigan
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The lines of this fit like a puzzle, without being too cutesy-rhyming. I loved the "walked across the deck more times than he walked his hands on me" perfection.