Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

To The Master Of The _Meteor_


Lonesome on earth's loneliest deep,
Sailor! who dost thy vigil keep--
Off the Cape of Storms dost musing sweep
Over monstrous waves that curl and comb;
Of thee we think when here from brink
We blow the mead in bubbling foam.

Of thee we think, in a ring we link;
To the shearer of ocean's fleece we drink,
And the _Meteor_ rolling home.

Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010

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