John Davidson Sea Poems

  • 1.
    Below the down the stranded town
    What may betide forlornly waits,
    With memories of smoky skies,
    When Gallic navies crossed the straits;
  • 2.
    There is a dish to hold the sea,
    A brazier to contain the sun,
    A compass for the galaxy,
    A voice to wake the dead and done!
  • 3.
    When the pods went pop on the broom, green broom,
    And apples began to be golden-skinn'd,
    We harbour'd a stag in the Priory coomb,
    And we feather'd his trail up-wind, up-wind,
  • 4.
    As I went down to Dymchurch Wall,
    I heard the South sing o'er the land
    I saw the yellow sunlight fall
    On knolls where Norman churches stand.
  • 5.
    In anguish we uplift
    A new unhallowed song:
    The race is to the swift;
    The battle to the strong.
  • 6.
    I hang about the streets all day,
    At night I hang about;
    I sleep a little when I may,
    But rise betimes the morning's scout;
  • 7.
    The boat is chafing at our long delay,
    And we must leave too soon
    The spicy sea-pinks and the inborne spray,
    The tawny sands, the moon.
Total 7 Sea Poems by John Davidson

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