Eugene Field

2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States

A Fickle Woman

Her nature is the sea's, that smiles to-night
A radiant maiden in the moon's soft light;
The unsuspecting seaman sets his sails,
Forgetful of the fury of her gales;
To-morrow, mad with storms, the ocean roars,
And o'er his hapless wreck the flood she pours!
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