Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Classic Jeff Sat, 3 Jun 2000 07:05:52 -0700 (PDT)

Could somebody please identify this fragment of poetry:

I told the bosun, "a ship defines the ocean"
He said, "horse shit!"

I know one of your librarians must be able to help me out here. I've been carrying this around in my head ever since I read it in a high school English book. I don't even think I particularly liked the whole poem, just this one part of it.

If you want to solve other long-time mysteries of my literary knowledge, please tell me where I got the following from:

The lantern bearer lights the way
for those who no more seize the day
blind eyes peer out from every head
that crowds the carriage of the dead