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Source: Our Town
Source type: magazine
Document type: poem
Document title: “‘All’s Well’”
Author(s): Baker, Robert M.
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: 4
Issue number: 11
Pagination: 4

 
Citation
Baker, Robert M. “‘All’s Well.’” Our Town Nov. 1901 v4n11: p. 4.
 
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Keywords
William McKinley (death: poetry).
 
Named persons
none.
 
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“All’s Well”

In roll the billows with a sullen roar
     Against the rocks that guard a peaceful shore;
The spray, dashed up with a relentless force,
     In its white shroud reflects the moonbeam’s course.

Some lonely sails far out upon the deep,
     Like phantom shapes across the moonlight creep;
Soft o’er the molten seas sounds the ship’s bell,
     Follows the sailor’s cheering cry, “All’s well.”

On shore a life has ceased its mortal toil,
     To find a well-earned rest in hallowed soil;
That watch-cry hovers o’er the moonlit bed,
     “All’s well,” a benediction for the dead.

 

 


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