Ballads of Lost Haven: A Book of the Sea

by Bliss Carman


 

THE SON OF THE SEA


 

I WAS born for deep-sea faring;
I was bred to put to sea;
Stories of my father’s daring
Filled me at my mother’s knee.

I was sired among the surges;

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I was cubbed beside the foam;
All my heart is in its verges,
And the sea wind is my home.

All my boyhood, from far vernal
Bourns of being, came to me

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Dream-like, plangent, and eternal
Memories of the plunging sea.