Ok I have done searches on this, I heard a poem read on a radio show several years ago (I think it was Paul Harvey, hush, it was the only station I could get as I was in a rural area). It was about an old man that came to read to a sick boy (or maybe the other way around) and the main line that comes back is about "ships of glass". I remember it sent chills down my spine and I wanted to read the whole thing. But try as I might I can't find it. I've tried Longfellow and Whitman, I remember trying mightily to commit the poet's name to memory but obviously it didn't work. Anyone recognize this?
oops, ya I did put that in the wrong spot. Thank you.