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Articles of salvage do not

Govern willful grounding:

Terms of legend

(Seven eternities enraptured upon

This island in the wind)

Indenture only the prideful.
 
 

The bonds that held one

Night-blind earthly mariner

As ransom for his wanderlust

Now are loosed to weftwork

And freely chosen

By a sailor of the stars.


- David Mitchell
 

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