All Day Long

All day long in fog and wind,
The waves have flung their beating crests
Against the palisades of adamant.
My boy, he went to sea, long and long ago,

by Carl Sandburg Click to read full poem

Comments (11)

Nice... thanks for sharing++++++
I had to look up 'adamant'. I'm glad I did.
The beauty of the description of the turbulent weather kept aside, the element of mystery stings the sensibility of the reader. Thanks for sharing.
Nicely done in that it only hints at aspects of a much larger story. We are left contemplating the power of the sea, and the decision of a young man to therein venture. What becomes of him? We wonder to the rhythm of the palisades of adamant, all....day....long....
Curls of brown were slipping underneath his cap, He looked at me from blue and steely eyes; ... is very nice. Thanks for sharing such a nice poem. Congrats.
Beautiful photographic illustration by words. Reader could feel the zeal and his inquisitive loneliness to uncap the mystery of wild beauty..............................Nice.
it is not every bodies cup of tea to go to sea? nice poem about a young boy's steely determination to do so.
Wonderful piece of work+++++++++++++++
Fog and wind! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
...blue and steely eyes Life is rough and tough. Only the determined survives in the vineyard of life. A good piece of poetry. Sylva-Onyema Uba
All day long in fog and wind, The waves have flung their beating crests