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Song From The Ship
(1803-1818 / England)

Song From The Ship

Poem By Thomas Lovell Beddoes

To sea, to sea! The calm is o'er;
The wanton water leaps in sport,
And rattles down the pebbly shore;
The dolphin wheels, the sea-cows snort,
And unseen Mermaids' pearly song
Comes bubbling up, the weeds among.
Fling broad the sail, dip deep the oar:
To sea, to sea! the calm is o'er.

To sea, to sea! our wide-winged bark
Shall billowy cleave its sunny way,
And with its shadow, fleet and dark,
Break the caved Tritons' azure day,
Like mighty eagle soaring light
O'er antelopes on Alpine height.
The anchor heaves, the ship swings free,
The sails swell full. To sea, to sea!

User Rating: 3,4 / 5 ( 33 votes ) 2

Comments (2)

I love the energy of this poem. You felt the strength of the words and the feel of the sea. A outstanding poem.
Two C's! Two C's! No, just one. I rate this poem a C or maybe a C+.