A Boat on the Sea

A BOAT on the sea, my boat,
 Eager and frail!
Sweet skies, smile as you look
 On that fairy sail.
 
Waves, great waves, many years
 You have worked your will.
Just while she passes through,
 Kind waves, be still.
 
Winds—and I may not ask
 That you never blow,
But spare her the moaning note
 That the old boats know.

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