Classic Poetry: The Sea Gipsy (Richard Hovey, 1864-1900)

Sunset at Sea, Pierre-Aguste Renoir

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 tomorrow!

With the sunset I must be

Hull down on the trail of rapture

In the wonder of the Sea.



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