Poem of the day

The Boat of My Lover
by Dinah Clark (1826-1887)

O boat of my lover, go softly, go safely;
⁠      O boat of my lover, that bears him from me!
From the homes of the clachan, from the burn singing sweetly,
⁠      From the loch and the mountain, that he’ll never more see.

O boat of my lover, go softly, go safely;
⁠      Thou bearest my soul with thee over the tide.
I said not a word, but my heart it was breaking,
⁠      For life is so short, and the ocean so wide.

O boat of my lover, go softly, go safely;
⁠      Though the dear voice is silent, the kind hand is gone:
But oh, love me, my lover! and I’ll live till I find thee;
⁠      Till our parting is over, and our dark days are done.

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