poet Robert Southey

Robert Southey

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Inchcape Rock

No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
Her sails from heaven received no motion,
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Inchcape Rock # 429 poem on top 500 Poems
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  • Richard AntwiRichard Antwi (6/19/2020 2:00:00 AM)

    No stir in the air......where was the wind then
    I love METAPHORS!

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  • Dewkinanadan (6/4/2020 11:51:00 AM)

    Sir Ralph the Rover explain the character, Why the title sir has been used here?

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  • PeeJay (8/16/2019 7:01:00 AM)

    " Play stupid games, win stupid prizes" , Sir Ralph!

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    PuggyPlayzYouTube(11/14/2019 2:15:00 PM)

    this is a stupid comment where it says " Play stupid games, win stupid prizes"

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  • percy (5/16/2019 9:39:00 AM)

    It is an awesome poem

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  • Someone (12/19/2018 4:47:00 AM)

    Could you number the stanzas, please? THANKS

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  • WINTER (10/19/2018 2:22:00 PM)

    i love this excellency of writing espacially the ryming words

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    autmn(10/19/2018 2:23:00 PM)

    such a good word winter

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  • WINTER (10/19/2018 2:21:00 PM)

    THIS AMZING EXCELLENCE IS DISTURBING MY FRIEND

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  • Juerdor titsgo (10/10/2018 3:31:00 PM)

    Well written and with a great rhyme pattern, kept me reading throughout and never got me bored once.

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  • hello (8/30/2018 11:14:00 PM)

    when was it written? this is a good poem but answer my question

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    Saquib(6/12/2019 11:01:00 AM)

    It was written in 1802

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  • Shruti (3/6/2018 9:28:00 PM)

    The bell that was once a boon for the mariners and seafarers had become a curse for the Rover

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  • Salma (2/23/2018 12:49:00 PM)

    Can someone please explain the irony in the ending. Thanks I would appreciate it!

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  • Bethy (1/9/2018 4:39:00 PM)

    Check out the famous painting by peter graham that goes with the poem.

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  • TRUMP (11/22/2017 1:42:00 PM)

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT 2018! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! SUCK IT LIBERALS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (12/5/2015 4:19:00 PM)

    He got his just deserts, didn't he? I enjoy tales told in verse- they are apt to keep the reader's interest throughout

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (12/5/2015 3:02:00 PM)

    Very interesting poem. Kept my attention throughout in the story.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (12/5/2015 9:57:00 AM)

    Serves him right. Very entertaining poem by Robert Southley, same sort of poem that Robert Service might have written.

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristosAlem Hailu G/kristos (12/5/2015 2:58:00 AM)

    A poem that has music and savoury enough to grab attention.An excellent penmansship!

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  • Mansi Neekhra (6/22/2015 11:03:00 PM)

    as u sow so shall u reap! ! : P: P
    awesome poem! ! ;)

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  • John Paul Sullivan (4/17/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    John Mortimer, author of Rompole of the Bailey, is responsible for my arrival at PoemHunter and this particular work.

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  • Hilary Hawkins (1/8/2013 8:59:00 AM)

    Many years ago when just a child, dad and I were looking at the poems in the Knowledge books he had, we came across this poem and read it out loud, it was so stirring that it instantly became our favorite! One Poet I would love to have met, if only I knew Doctor Who and the Tardis :) then go back in time to meet my favorite poet!

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