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THE SEA

And a mother she was, and is, to me;
For I was born on the open sea!

The waves were white, and red the morn,
In the noisy hour when I was born;
And the whale it whistled, the porpoise rolled,
And the dolphins bared their backs of gold;
And never was heard such an outcry wild
As welcomed to life the ocean child!

I've lived since then in calm and strife
Full fifty summers, a sailor's life,
With wealth to spend and power to range,
But never have sought or sighed for change;
And Death, whenever he comes to me,
Shall come on the wild, unbounded sea!

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
Biography
. Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874) was an English poet who wrote under the name "Barry Cornwall." Though he spent a busy life as a practicing lawyer, he wrote a number of books-essays, biographies, and poetry. His best poems are his songs, and of these "The Sea" is one of the most famous.
Discussion. 1. Who is supposed to be speaking in the poem? 2. When does the sea play "with the clouds"? 3. When does it lie "like a cradled creature"? 4. What is meant by "the blue above"? 5. What is "the blue below"? 6. Why does the shore seem "tame" to the sailor? 7. To what does the speaker compare himself when he returns from the shore? 3. Find a line in the poem which speaks of the silence of the ocean. 9. Find lines which speak of the noise of the ocean. 10. What caused the noise described in these lines? ll. What famous American or English sailors might have loved the sea as this sailor did? 12. Find in the Glossary the meaning of: mark; bound; deep; bursting; aloft; tame; billowy; dolphins; outcry; range. 13. Pronounce: regions; porpoise; calm.

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