Sunday, January 2, 2011

Read more poetry!

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,
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
Hull down on the trail of rapture
In the wonder of the sea.

-Richard Hovey

3 comments:

Gordon Cheng said...

Nice.

(Cathay, by the way)

Radagast said...

I like it.

By the way, I was just reading a book on pirates in the Caribbean, and naturally thought of you.

ish said...

That's the stuff.