Lonely sailors see
What they wish yet cannot have
Dreaming or awake


11 thoughts on “Sailors

    1. The British Navy gave each sailor about 2.4 ounces of 96 proof rum daily at noon, diluted with 5 ounces of water (grog). This practice ended in 1970. (

      Interesting note: How does that song go? “15 men on the dead man’s chest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum” from the book Treasure Island, based on a story that Blackbeard stranded a mutinous crew on a desolate island Dead Man’s Chest. He gave each man a cutlass and a bottle of rum, no food or water, expecting they would kill each other. When he came back 30 days later, 15 were still alive. (

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