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With Ships the see was sprakled far and nigh,
Like stars in heaven, and joyously it showed;
Some lying fast at anchor in the road,
Some veering up and down, one knew not why.
A goodly Vessel did I then espy
Come like a Giant from haven broad;
And hustily along the Bay she strode,
Her tackling rich, and of apparel high.
This Ship was nought to me, nor I to her,
Yet I persued her with a Lover's look;
This Ship to all the rest did I prefer:
When will she turn, and whither? She will brook
No tarrying; where she comes the winds must stir:
On went She, and due north her journey took.

~Count Edmond Fernand Mondego~

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The following comments are for "A Ship"
by Count Edmond Fernand Mondego

ship or car?
From what I can find this poem is one big metaphor. You talk of ships . . . lights then veering up and down and you mention a road to me this means you are talking about CARS, am I right? Otherwise it is a intricate and well thought out poem. It was a challenge but just as much a pleasure to read.

( Posted by: [Member] On: January 28, 2003 )
Madam, when I mentioned road, I had intended for an allusion to the harbor-I used the metaphor for the harbor as if it was a busy street. I do talk about ships, or a ship in this case, and it rather is a metaphor also; depending how you look at it. What matters most is how the reader views it and what meaning and emotion they might get from it.

Au revoir,

~The Count~

( Posted by: Count Edmond Fernand Mondego [Member] On: January 28, 2003 )

Wordsworth Plagiarization
You plagiarized this from Wordsworth.

Bad form.

( Posted by: phxom [Member] On: February 13, 2003 )

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