Now Finale to the Shore. by Walt Whitman
NOW finale to the shore!
Now, land and life, finale, and farewell!
Now Voyager depart! (much, much for thee is yet in store;)
Often enough hast thou adventurâ€™d oâ€™er the seas,
Cautiously cruising, studying the charts,
Duly again to port, and hawserâ€™s tie, returning:
â€”But now obey, thy cherishâ€™d, secret wish,
Embrace thy friendsâ€”leave all in order;
To port, and hawserâ€™s tie, no more returning,
Depart upon thy endless cruise, old Sailor!