wonder must live, for you need to sail, weary, and cleanse your guilt.
all heroes weep when they know that a dark journey lays before them, years of bitter toil,
some are debtors still, fearing the sea and the sun.
they row their weary course under the guiding wastes of the unknown sea and the stars,
they came dragging their ship over the snowy Alps, Red Sea, and past the sunny lands where spices grow.
at last dragging their ships across the burning sands for many a mile,
minds full of dreams and fables, dim hints of unknown lands and enlightened futures.
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