Leaves of Grass

Author: Walt Whitman  | Date: 1855

What Ship Puzzled at Sea

WHAT ship puzzled at sea, cons for the true reckoning?

Or coming in, to avoid the bars and follow the channel a perfect

pilot needs?

Here, sailor! here, ship! take aboard the most perfect pilot,

Whom, in a little boat, putting off and rowing, I hailing you offer.


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Chicago: Walt Whitman, "What Ship Puzzled at Sea," Leaves of Grass Original Sources, accessed March 20, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E9CW8DAV5LTDM1.

MLA: Whitman, Walt. "What Ship Puzzled at Sea." Leaves of Grass, Original Sources. 20 Mar. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E9CW8DAV5LTDM1.

Harvard: Whitman, W, 'What Ship Puzzled at Sea' in Leaves of Grass. Original Sources, retrieved 20 March 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8E9CW8DAV5LTDM1.