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Under a Patched Sail

“Oh, we’ll drink once more
when the wind’s off shore,”
We’ll drink from the good old jar,
And then to port,
For the time grows short.
Come lad—to the days that are!

Credit


This poem is in the public domain. 

About this Poem


“Under a Patched Sail” was published in Tipyn o’Bob in February 1907. 

Author


Marianne Moore

Born in 1887, Marianne Moore wrote with the freedom characteristic of the other Modernist poets, often incorporating quotes from other sources into the text, yet her use of language was always extraordinarily condensed and precise

Date Published: 2017-05-21

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/under-patched-sail