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The Sea Gypsy by Richard Harvey

The Sea Gypsy by Richard Harvey 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 … Continue reading

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Columbus by Joaquin Miller

Columbus by Joaquin Miller Behind him lay the gray Azores,  Behind the Gates of Hercules; Before him not the ghost of shores,  Before him only shoreless seas. The good mate said: “Now we must pray,  For lo! the very stars … Continue reading

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Aboard at a Ship’s Helm by Walt Whitman

Aboard at a Ship’s Helm by Walt Whitman ABOARD, at a ship’s helm, A young steersman, steering with care. A bell through fog on a sea-coast dolefully ringing, An ocean-bell–O a warning bell, rock’d by the waves. O you give … Continue reading

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At Candle-Lightin’ Time by Paul Laurence Dunbar

At Candle-Lightin’ Time by Paul Laurence Dunbar When I come in f’om de co’n–fiel’ aftah wo’kin’ ha’d all day, It ’s amazin’ nice to fin’ my suppah all erpon de way; An’ it ’s nice to smell de coffee bubblin’ … Continue reading

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Maryland! My Maryland! by James Ryder Randall

Maryland! My Maryland!  by James Ryder Randall The despot’s heel is on thy shore, Maryland, My Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland, My Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the … Continue reading

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A Vagabond Song by Bliss Carman

A Vagabond Song by Bliss Carman There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood — Touch of manner, hint of mood; And my heart is like a rhyme, With the yellow and the purple and the crimson … Continue reading

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Ode by Henry Timrod

Ode by Henry Timrod [Sung on the occasion of decorating the graves of the Confederate dead at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S. C., 1867.]  Sleep sweetly in your humble graves, Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause; Though yet no marble column craves … Continue reading

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