Charles Kingsley

(12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875 / Devon, England)

The South Wind: A Fisherman's Blessing - Poem by Charles Kingsley

O blessed drums of Aldershot!
O blessed South-west train!
O blessed, blessed Speaker's clock,
All prophesying rain!

O blessed yaffil, laughing loud!
O blessed falling glass!
O blessed fan of cold gray cloud!
O blessed smelling grass!

O bless'd South wind that toots his horn
Through every hole and crack!
I'm off at eight to-morrow morn,
To bring
such
fishes back!


Eversley, April 1, 1856.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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