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Robert Frost (1874–1963).  Miscellaneous Poems to 1920.  1920.
3. The Flower Boat
(From The Youth’s Companion, May 20, 1909.)
THE FISHERMAN’S swapping a yarn for a yarn
Under the hand of the village barber,
And here in the angle of house and barn
His deep-sea dory has found a harbor.
At anchor she rides the sunny sod        5
As full to the gunnel with flowers a-growing
As ever she turned her home with cod
From George’s Bank when winds were blowing.
And I know from that Elysian freight
She will brave but once more the Atlantic weather,        10
When dory and fisherman sail by fate
To seek for the Happy Isles together.

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