Treasure Island

Thomas Edward Brown

(1830-1897 / England)

Poems of Thomas Edward Brown

1. Disguises 1/1/2004
2. Dora 1/4/2003
3. I bended unto me a Bough 5/12/2001
4. Ibant Obscuræ 5/12/2001
5. Jessie 1/4/2003
6. Land, Ho! 1/1/2004
7. Lynton Verses 4/16/2010
8. My Garden 5/12/2001
9. Opifex 12/31/2002
10. Pain 1/1/2004
11. PrÆsto 4/16/2010
12. Risus Dei 5/12/2001
13. Salve! 1/4/2003
14. Specula 1/1/2004
15. Vespers 4/16/2010

Land, Ho!

I know ’tis but a loom of land,
Yet is it land, and so I will rejoice,
I know I cannot hear His voice
Upon the shore, nor see Him stand;
Yet is it land, ho! land.

The land! the land! the lovely land!
‘Far off,’ dost say? Far off—ah, blessèd home!
Farewell! farewell! thou salt sea-foam!

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