More Songs from Vagabondia

by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey


 

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,

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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

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