Captain’s Orders

Hobby horse the captain calls a change in course
Cannot fathom why
The weather fair, the silver sky, moon sight bright
Hard a lee, ready come
About the confused sea, shimmer sextant, back and fill
Set the mainsail furl
Dead reckoning sheet in for a home port channel light
Beating heavy seas
Ay, ay my captain, close hauled we rest safe harborage tonight

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Day 17 of the NaPoWriMo Challenge. Today’s challenge is to find a specialized dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it’s not a standard dictionary Now write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your specialized source.

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