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SOME SONGS AFTER MASTER-SINGERS: 4. WIND OF THE SEA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind of the sea, come fill my sail
Last Line: And bear me away! -- away!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892); Wind; Ocean; Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron


WIND of the Sea, come fill my sail --
Lend me the breath of a freshening gale
And bear my port-worn ship away!
For O the greed of the tedious town --
The shutters up and the shutters down!
Wind of the Sea, sweep over the bay
And bear me away! -- away!

Whither you bear me, Wind of the Sea,
Matters never the least to me:
Give me your fogs, with the sails adrip,
Or the weltering path thro' the starless night --
On, somewhere, is a new daylight
And the cheery glint of another ship
As its colors dip and dip!

Wind of the Sea, sweep over the bay
And bear me away! -- away!





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