Persistence wins the day. Jonathan Mayhew has done it! & so he shall receive one of our many cuckoo Lulu publications. Congratulations, Mr. Mayhew!

"The seal's wide spindrift gaze toward paradise." Final line of the second part of Crane's poem, "Voyages".

(As noted previously, I was reminded of this line only after groping through various images of "the seal" - punning on TR's childhood experience with a baby seal (the animal), with Hamlet's (father's) royal seal, etc. The recall of this line struck me so forcefully because the poem originated & is in part structured on a (calendrical, thematic) conjunction of Crane & Teddy Roosevelt. So coming on this line again, relatively late in the game, was a joy.)

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