Richard Hovey

(1864-1900 / United States)

Richard Hovey Poems

41. The Sea Gypsy 1/4/2003

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The Sea Gypsy

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 shot with fire,
And my heart has gone aboard her
For the Islands of Desire.

I must forth again to-morrow!
With the sunset I must be
Hull down on the trail of rapture
In the wonder of the sea.

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The Thought Of Her

My love for thee doth take me unaware,
   When most with lesser things my brain is wrought,
   As in some nimble interchange of thought
The silence enters, and the talkers stare.
Suddenly I am still and thou art there,
   A viewless visitant and unbesought,
   And all my thinking trembles into nought
And all my being opens like a prayer.
Thou art the lifted Chalice in my soul,

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