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|
|10.||Clipper Days (a song from Snug Harbor)||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|
|18.||Said The Captain To Me||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.