Inchcape Rock

No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
Her sails from heaven received no motion,
Her keel was steady in the ocean.

by Robert Southey Click to read full poem

Comments about Inchcape Rock

Richard Antwi 19 Jun 02:00
No stir in the air......where was the wind then I love METAPHORS!
Dewkinanadan 04 Jun 11:51
Sir Ralph the Rover explain the character, Why the title sir has been used here?
PeeJay 16 Aug 2019 07:01
" Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" , Sir Ralph!
percy 16 May 2019 09:39
It is an awesome poem
Someone 19 Dec 2018 04:47
Could you number the stanzas, please? THANKS
WINTER 19 Oct 2018 02:22
i love this excellency of writing espacially the ryming words
WINTER 19 Oct 2018 02:21
Juerdor titsgo 10 Oct 2018 03:31
Well written and with a great rhyme pattern, kept me reading throughout and never got me bored once.
hello 30 Aug 2018 11:14
when was it written? this is a good poem but answer my question
Shruti 06 Mar 2018 09:28
The bell that was once a boon for the mariners and seafarers had become a curse for the Rover
Salma 23 Feb 2018 12:49
Can someone please explain the irony in the ending. Thanks I would appreciate it!
Bethy 09 Jan 2018 04:39
Check out the famous painting by peter graham that goes with the poem.
TRUMP 22 Nov 2017 01:42
Susan Williams 05 Dec 2015 04:19
He got his just deserts, didn't he? I enjoy tales told in verse- they are apt to keep the reader's interest throughout
Savita Tyagi 05 Dec 2015 03:02
Very interesting poem. Kept my attention throughout in the story.
Kim Barney 05 Dec 2015 09:57
Serves him right. Very entertaining poem by Robert Southley, same sort of poem that Robert Service might have written.
Alem Hailu G/kristos 05 Dec 2015 02:58
A poem that has music and savoury enough to grab attention.An excellent penmansship!
Mansi Neekhra 22 Jun 2015 11:03
as u sow so shall u reap! ! : P: P awesome poem! ! ;)
John Paul Sullivan 17 Apr 2013 02:57
John Mortimer, author of Rompole of the Bailey, is responsible for my arrival at PoemHunter and this particular work.
Hilary Hawkins 08 Jan 2013 08:59
Many years ago when just a child, dad and I were looking at the poems in the Knowledge books he had, we came across this poem and read it out loud, it was so stirring that it instantly became our favorite! One Poet I would love to have met, if only I knew Doctor Who and the Tardis :) then go back in time to meet my favorite poet!