CASABIANCA - Edgar Lee Masters Poems


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Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
trying to recite "The boy stood on
the burning deck". Love's the son
      stood stammering elocution
      while the poor ship in flames went down.

Love's the obstinate boy, the ship,
even the swimming sailors, who
would like a schoolroom platform, too
      or an excuse to stay
      on deck. And love's the burning boy.