Oily Weather


Oily Weather was published in Hemingway's collection, Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923), retrieved from Wikisource.
Bonaventura Peeters, Sunlight on a Story Sea, 1640s
The sea desires deep hulls—
It swells and rolls.
The screw churns a throb—
Driving, throbbing, progressing.
The sea rolls with love
Surging, caressing,
Undulating its great loving belly.
The sea is big and old—
Throbbing ships scorn it.

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