Poetry of Kansas

The Mysterious Ship

To every soul
There comes a messenger
With secret tidings
That only he can understand.
A ship waits in the harbor
For him to whom the message comes.
The goal in sight, he
Fearlessly sets sail
Upon the same mysterious craft
On which he came.
The stately ship puts off to sea
Assured the chart,
The Captaincy the same,
Of all the waters
Of eternity.
___Amy Barron Leonard

Contemporary Kansas Poetry
Helen Rhoda Hoopes
page 74
(Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

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