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Lost Poems
Posted by: bigmac47 (---.RKS-CAP.WYOMING.COM)
Date: December 08, 2003 05:25PM

I am looking for the full poem, and I only know one line in each of the three poems they are something like this

first poem has the phrase
"a ghost galleon tossed on cloudy seas"

the second poem startswith the phrase
" Miss maple gave a party, the leaves by the hundreds came"

the third
is something about
"water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink"
and then someting about the boards shrink or squeeking

Re: Lost Poems
Posted by: Pam Adams (134.71.192.---)
Date: December 08, 2003 05:38PM

The third is from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Water, water, every where,
And all the boards did shrink ;
Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.

It's available on the Classic Poets list here.


Re: Lost Poems
Posted by: IanB (
Date: December 08, 2003 05:40PM

You have slightly misremembered the first two quotes, but the poems you are looking for are (in order):

'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes.
'October's Party' by George Cooper.
'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

You can find them easily by a search on the Internet if you enter the titles and authors' names.

Re: Lost Poems
Posted by: bigmac47 (---.RKS-CAP.WYOMING.COM)
Date: December 08, 2003 05:44PM

Thank you very much, This little bit is all I could recall from a class I had in grade school some Sixty years ago.

Re: Lost Poems
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: December 08, 2003 06:43PM

This one was new to me:

October's Party
by: George Cooper

October gave a party,
The leaves by hundreds came.
The chestnut oaks, and maples
and leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
Miss Weather led the dancing
Professor Wind the band.

The chestnuts came in yellow
The oaks in crimson dressed
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in a rustic hollow,
at hide and seek they played
The party closed at sundown
and everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder
They flew along the ground
then the party ended
in jolly "hands around".

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