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The Blue Boat

Kathleen Jamie
A white horizontal poster with a colorful mosaic at the top features a poem titled The Blue Boat, by Kathleen Jamie.

The Blue Boat

How late the daylight edges
toward the northern night
as though journeying
in a blue boat, gilded in mussel shell

with, slung from its mast, a lantern
like our old idea of the soul

From The Tree House. Copyright © 2004 by Kathleen Jamie. Published by Picador Press. Reptined with permission of Macmillan, London, UK.
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