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Sea Poems   By: (1872-1943)

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SEA POEMS

BY

CALE YOUNG RICE

AUTHOR OF

"WRAITHS AND REALITIES," "TRAILS SUNWARD," "COLLECTED POEMS," ETC.

NEW YORK THE CENTURY CO. 1921

Copyright, 1921, by The Century Co.

TO HARRISON S. MORRIS A HATER OF SHAM AND PRETENSE, A LOVER OF BEAUTY AND TRUTH, A FIRM FRIEND.

FOREWORD

The poems of this volume, gathered here after many requests, are, with a few exceptions, from my previous lyrical publications. They are also in a real sense an intimate record. For the sea has often enough seemed to me almost as a vast external subconsciousness in which the forces of my being as well as the world's were at play.

Cale Young Rice.

Louisville, Ky., August, 1921.

CONTENTS

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Sea Hoardings 3

The Shore's Song to the Sea 5

To a Firefly by the Sea 9

Invocation 11

I Know Your Heart, O Sea! 11

A Sea Ghost 13

Finitude 15

The Colonel's Story 16

Cosmism 21

Off the Irish Coast 22

The Fairies of God 23

The Song of the Homesick Gael 24

Pageants of the Sea 26

A Song of the Old Venetians 29

Basking 30

Sappho's Death Song 32

The Wind's Word 33

Submarine Mountains 34

The Song of the Storm Spirits 36

The Great Seducer 37

K'u Kiang 38

Typhoon 39

Penang 41

Nights on the Indian Ocean 42

Sighting Arabia 44

"All's Well" 45

Somnambulism 47

Chartings 48

The Trail from the Sea 50

Haunted Seas 54

Sea Lure 54

Songs to A. H. R.

I Minglings 56 II Love and Infinity 56 III Recompense 57 IV At the Ebb Hour 58 V In a Dark Hour 59 VI Via Amorosa 59 VII Transfusion 61

Need of Storm 62

A Florida Interlude 63

A Florida Boating Song 65

Dawn Bliss 66

Atavism 68

Re reckoning 69

To the Afternoon Moon, At Sea 70

Paths 71

From a Northern Beach 73

Passage 74

Aleen 75

To a Solitary Sea Gull 76

Ineffable Things 77

The Song of a Sea Farer 78

Waves 79

In a Storm 80

After Their Parting 80

A Word's Magic 82

Sea Rhapsody 83

In an Oriental Harbour 84

Under the Sky 85

A Song for Healing 86

A Singhalese Love Lament 87

The City 89

Full Tide 89

The Herding 91

On the Maine Coast 92

Séance 93

A Sidmouth Lad 93

Widowed 94

To the Sea 95

Sea Mad 97

The Atheist 98

At the Helm 99

Imperturbable 100

Waste 100

Resurgence 101

Life's Answer 103

As the Tide Comes In 103

Sense Sweetness 104

Tidals 105

A Sailor's Wife 105

To Sea! 106

Give Over, O Sea! 107

The Nun 109

Last Sight of Land 110

SEA POEMS

BY CALE YOUNG RICE

SEA HOARDINGS

My heart is open again and sea flows in, It shall fill with a summer of mists and winds and clouds and waves breaking, Of gull wings over the green tide, of the surf's drenching din, Of sudden horizon sails that come and vanish, phantom thin, Of arching sapphire skies, deep and unaching... Continue reading book >>




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