Ships That Never Return by E. J. Brady

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Sailing an ocean that has not been chartered,
   Sailing an ocean that knoweth no shore,
Argos of life for ever departed,
   Outgoing Agos, returning no more.

Short-freighted with joy, over-burthened with sorrow,
   O'er a dim skyline, unnumbered, they fade,
Bound for the ports of a timeless to-morrow,
   Bound for the harbor of Silence and Shade.

Each anxious captain, commanding his shallop,
   Maketh his passage as best to him seems,
Held by dull calms, or, anon, as they gallop,
   Driven amain by the winds of his dreams.

What matters the voyage once it is over?
   And over for all one day it must be.
Mayhap it will matter what cargo the rover
   Renders to Him who is Lord of the Sea.

First published in The Bulletin, 29 May 1929

Author reference sites: Austlit, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian Poetry Library

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