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Poem by George Chapman


Courage


Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea
Loves to have his sails filled with a lusty wind
Even till his sailyards tremble, his masts crack,
And his rapt ship runs on her side so low

That she drinks water, and her keel ploughs air;
There is no danger to a man that knows
What life and death is, - there is no law
Exceeds his knowledge: neither is it lawful
That he should stoop to any other law.



George Chapman


George Chapman's other poems:
  1. Her Coming


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Bryan Procter Courage ("COURAGE! Nothing can withstand")
  • Ella Wilcox Courage ("Whether the way be dark or light")
  • Claude McKay Courage ("O lonely heart so timid of approach")

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