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Sunday, 5 April 2009

One ship...

"One ship drives east and another drives west,
With the selfsame winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails, and not the gales
Which tells us the way to go.

"Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through life:
'Tis the set of the soul which decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife."

-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (Poet, 1850-1919)


  1. Beautiful and wise! Thank you. I shall try to memorise tthis.

  2. Beautiful and wise! I must remember this.

  3. I loved this poem and i shall send it to a prisoner on Death Row in Florida who expects to be executed in the summer. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention.

  4. I loved this poem particularly the second verse, where "intention" is implied, as long as we have our soul's wish, we are on the road - or sea, even

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