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. 



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