Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | February 24, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: The Sea Gypsy

by Richard Hovey (1864 – 1900).

 

The Sea Gypsy

 

I am fevered with the sunset, 

I am fretful with the bay, 

For the wander-thirst is on me 

And my soul is in Cathay. 

 

There ’s a schooner in the offing,         5

With her topsails shot with fire, 

And my heart has gone aboard her 

For the Islands of Desire. 

 

I must forth again to-morrow! 

With the sunset I must be                   10

Hull down on the trail of rapture 

In the wonder of the sea. 

 

Notes:

http://www.bartleby.com/227/0311.html

http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/Biographies/richard_hovey.htm


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