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Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900.

11. The Ship Starting

LO! the unbounded sea!

On its breast a Ship starting, spreading all her sails—an ample Ship, carrying even her moonsails;

The pennant is flying aloft, as she speeds, she speeds so stately—below, emulous waves press forward,

They surround the Ship, with shining curving motions, and foam.