‘€˜Lappo I leave behind and Dante too,
Lo, I would sail the seas with thee alone!
Talk me no love talk, no bought-cheap fiddl’€™ry,
Mine is the ship and thine the merchandise,
All the blind earth knows not th’emprise
Whereto thou calledst and whereto I call.
 
Lo, I have seen thee bound about with dreams,
Lo, I have known thy heart and its desire;
Life, all of it, my sea, and all men’s streams
Are fused in it as flames of an altar fire!
Lo, thou hast voyaged not! The ship is mine.’

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