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

Edward David Noel Walker 16 Jun 2008 03:59
Edward David Noel Walker One of the many wonderful poems I learned at Howth Road National school in Dublin, Ireland. When our headmaster ('Jaws' MacIvor)) first read it we were all spellbound. Each of us conjured up our own vision of the Abbot and Ralf the rover. Thanks Robert Southey and Poemhunter.
Shiva Pillai 02 Jun 2008 07:57
I had this poem in my school ninth standard. I have read this thousands of times since then... One of the finest poems ever written.
Coreena Dejesus 11 Mar 2008 04:09
I have always loved this poem.
Vipin Varghese 11 Dec 2007 10:34
Summary Of Every Poem Should Be Written.
Les Kelly 25 Mar 2007 01:46
I love it, I love it, I have ALWAYS loved it and the deep nostalgia it evokes from my primary school English classes in 1957 at Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia. I still hear my 'bull headed' English teacher rolling every word around in his mouth as though tasting a well matured wine.
Yasin Khatri 29 Aug 2006 06:39
Absolutely well written. Each and every word turns out to be real. Wow...