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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882).  The Complete Works.  1904.
Vol. IX. Poems
 
II. May-Day and Other Pieces
Letters
 
EVERY day brings a ship,
Every ship brings a word;
Well for those who have no fear,
Looking seaward, well assured
That the word the vessel brings        5
Is the word they wish to hear. 1
 
Note 1. The poem at first began,
  Every morning brings a ship;
  Every ship brings a word.
Mr. Emerson wrote in his journal, “Hear what the morning says, and believe that.” [back]
 
 
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