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Quotation by James Elroy Flecker
It was so old a ship—who knows, who knows?
MAnd yet so beautiful, I watched in vain
To see the mast burst open with a rose,
And the whole deck put on its leaves again.
James Elroy Flecker (1884–1919), British poet. The Old Ships (l. 28–31). . .
The Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press MV.
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