Gale-force winds whip up rolling whitecaps on the Atlantic Ocean.
Gale-force winds whip up rolling whitecaps on the Atlantic Ocean.

Cold, penetrating winds
Test mariner’s mettle,
Determination of mind,
Strength of endurance,
Weakened, benumbed by
Pain of freezing sea spray.

Effects of wind-blown freezing spay can be
intimidating and debilitating, hazards of
making a living on the ocean. 

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