Columbus, Seen

Columbus, seen,
Looked at the Queen
And gave his winning speech.

Said he would go
Where no man know
And bring the all in reach.

Most men did doubt,
And shouted out
That he was well-nigh mad,

And monsters dread
Would seize him, dead,
Who foolishly waxed glad.

Columbus sailed,
Fearfulness failed;
His calmness drew men on;

The “fall off ball”
He deemed a flaw,
His judgment was men’s dawn.

Columbus, soaring
Past the scorn
Of they who love to hate,

Alumnus bright
Of summer light,
Superior to fate,

I praise your pride
That, un-denied,
The earth with truth did crown.

Your careful thought,
In daring wrought,
Has brought us all around!

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