Giving Explanation and Seeking Forgiveness (aka “The Wreck of the Hesperus”)

Published April 26, 2013 by kdorholt

*My mother was always so frustrated with the condition of my bedroom. I don’t know how many times I heard, “It looks like the wreck of the Hespersus in here” So I thought I’d use the poem to give you a glimpse of me giving an explanation and looking for forgiveness. I couldn’t, however, figure out how to make my whited-out words look whited-out when I pasted my result. So my poem is just in fragments without all the white space.

Giving Explanations and Seeking Forgiveness
aka “The Wreck of the Hesperus”

That little daughtèr,
Then up and spake
“I fear a hurricane
did blow
“Last night,
the roughest gale from the Northeast
fell and Down came the storm
in its strength

she shuddered, paused
tears in her eyes

the roughest gale
That ever wind did blow.”

Then the maiden clasped her hands and prayed
That savèd she might be;
She thought of Christ.
looked soft as carded wool
like a vessel of glass
Ho Ho!
A maiden fair
the salt tears in her eyes
Such was the wreck of the Hesperus,
Christ save us all!



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