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  • QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
    Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
    With a cargo of ivory,
    And apes and peacocks,
    Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

    -John Masefield (Cargoes)

    May 4, 2009

  • An ancient oar-propelled warship.

    May 21, 2008