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seaman's lament
Posted by: linda curtis (---.m33access.com)
Date: April 28, 2004 01:03PM

yesterday i happend to meet a man who was in the merchant marine in world war II. he recited a poem that was written by one of his shipmates, i believe he called it "the seamans lament". it was about traveling the world over looking for a "good woman" to love. any suggestions on where i can look to see if it was ever published. i would love to find it and give him the information, thanks

Re: help finding a poem
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: April 28, 2004 02:57PM

Having his name would help immensely. Otherwise, you will probably never find it.


Re: seaman's lament
Posted by: marian2 (---.range81-152.btcentralplus.com)
Date: April 29, 2004 05:54AM

Can you remeber any lines (the first line would be wonderful, or unusual words in the poem - or repeated lines - like a chorus. They are far easier to search for and better memory joggers, than a general description. For example - the word albatross and a description of a seaman's travels would lead us to the Ancient Mariner without a second thought, but just the seaman's travels to find is a bit too broad a scope. This good woman - id he find her? Was she at home all the time? Tell us a bit more and maybe we can help.

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