Poems (Botta)/To - (8)

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TO ——.

Upon the sea of life, Outspread thy spirit’s sails;— Go in thy genius forth, and breast Its billows and its gales.

Weigh anchor and depart— Why linger on the shore? Seize helm and guide thy spirit’s bark These untried waters o’er.

Dread only the dead calm, Heed not the sky’s dark frown; And if to shipwreck thou art doomed, Go in the tempest down.