Harry Kemp

(15 December 1883 – 8 August 1960 / Youngstown, Ohio)

Poems of Harry Kemp

1. A Poet's Room (Greenwich Village 1912) 4/15/2010
2. A Sailor's Life 4/15/2010
3. A Seaman's Confession Of Faith 4/15/2010
4. A Shining Ship 4/15/2010
5. A Whaler's Confession 4/15/2010
6. A Wheat-Field Fantasy 4/15/2010
7. At Sea I Learned The Weather 4/15/2010
8. Blind 1/4/2003
9. Chanteys 4/15/2010
10. Clipper Days (a song from Snug Harbor) 4/15/2010
11. Farewell 4/15/2010
12. Fo'c'sle Comradeship 4/15/2010
13. Going Down In Ships 4/15/2010
14. Good-Bye! (a chantey to be sung at the capstan) 4/15/2010
15. Hesperides 4/15/2010
16. Jim 4/15/2010
17. Kansas 4/15/2010
18. Said The Captain To Me 4/15/2010
19. Sailormen 4/15/2010
20. Seaside Talkers (Provincetown Summer of 1917) 4/15/2010

A Sailor's Life

Oh, a sailor hasn't much to brag -
An oilskin suit and a dunnage bag.
But, howsoever humble he be,
By the Living God, he has the sea!

The long, white leagues and the foam of it,
And the heart to make a home of it,
On a ship that kicks up waves behind
Through the blazing days and tempests blind.

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