Poems of the Sea

ISBN-10: 0375413294
ISBN-13: 9780375413292
Edition: 2001
Authors: J. D. McClatchy
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Description: Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind's nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the sea–pirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantis–have  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 3.25" wide x 6.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.704

Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind's nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the sea–pirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantis–have inspired as many imaginations as have the realities of lighthouses and shipwrecks, of icebergs and frothing foam and seaweed. This marvelous collection includes classics old and new, from Homer and Milton to Plath and Merwin. Here are Tennyson's seductive sea-fairies next to Poe's beloved Annabel Lee. Here is Coleridge's darkly brooding "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" alongside the grandeur of Shakespeare's "Full Fathom Five." And here is Masefield's "I must go down to the seas again" alongside Cavafy's "Ithaka" and Stevens's "The Idea of Order at Key West." In the wide variety of lyrics collected here–sonnets and sea chanteys, ballads and hymns and prayers–we feel the encompassing power of our planet's restless waters, as metaphor, mystery, and muse.

J. D. McClatchy is the author of four books of poems, two books of literary essays, & four opera libretti. He is the editor of "The Yale Review" & a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.

Foreword
"Exultation is the going"
Sea Longing
The Return
Mana of the Sea
Seafarer
Exiled
Sea-fever
From Paradise Lost, Book VII
From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
From Queen Mab
On the Sea
The Sea Limits
By the Sea
Man and Sea
The Sea
The Sound of the Sea
Voyages, II
Full Fathom Five
From The Storm
A Vision of the Sea
The Beacon in the Storm
A Hurricane at Sea
Qua Cursum Ventus
A Calm at Sea
The Even Sea
Sir Patrick Spens
From The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
Sir Humphrey Gilbert
Casabianca
The Wreck of the Hesperus
The Phantom Ship
Trafalgar
From The Tempest
We'll Go to Sea No More
Frankie's Trade
The Death of Admiral Benbow
Hearts of Oak
Davey Jones's Locker
A Song in Storm
A Pier-head Chorus
From H.M.S. Pinafore
Matelot
"My bounding bark"
Blow the Man Down
Drunken Sailor
Rule, Britannia
From Carmina Gadelica
Father Mapple's Hymm
The Sea Ritual
The Sailors' Hymn
From Paradise Lost, Book XI
From The Odyssey, Book XII
From Ulysses
Ithaka
Song of the Argonauts
The Seafarer
Columbus
The Pirate
Old Ironsides
Seafarer
The Shipwreck
The Convergence of the Twain
The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket
The Wreck of the Thresher
From Richard III
The World Below the Brine
In Praise of Neptune
Leviathan
The Mermaid
Sea Lullaby
Annabel Lee
The City in the Sea
Atlantis
Sunk Lyonesse
The Berg
The Tuft of Kelp
Seaweed
The Lighthouse
Neither Out Far Nor In Deep
A Grave
Marine Surface, Low Overcast
Billy in the Darbies
Echoes
"Break, break, break"
Sea-change
Crossing the Bar
At Melville's Tomb
Dover Beach
Putting to Sea
"I started early"
Not Waving but Drowning
The Idea of Order at Key West
Marina
As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life
Acknowledgments
Index of Authors

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