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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Wings of the Morning (1904)
III. Afterglow
By Cicely Fox-Smith (1882–1954)
 
WET, streaming sand, and the tide going down;
Boats on the beach, and the sails patched and brown,
And the hearth-smoke hanging blue up above the drowsy town.
 
Strong scent of weed blowing off the harbour-bar,
A liner’s trail of smoke on the skyline faint and far,        5
And the bell-buoy clanging, and a lonely star.
 
Wet gleaming shore, and the sea-gull sweeping free,
A swinging lamp alight in the ropes by the quay,
And the wind singing low of a ship that waits for me.
 
 
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