Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, YOUTH, by LOUISE SUTHERLAND

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YOUTH, by            
First Line: O, let me sail the seven seas
Last Line: If you've not gone romancing, too!
Subject(s): Explorers; Love; Romance; Sea Voyages; Youth; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers

O, let me sail the seven seas
And visit lands that I would know
And love and laugh as I shall please
For I am young—and youth may go.

I'll don my scarlet shoes and dance
Beneath the stars of some far isle;
With songs and smiles I'll find romance
And taste of gladness for awhile.

Far cities gleaming bright at noon,
A jewelled sea, a dawn-touched sky!
I'd lie within a silvered moon
And gather stars as they go by.

But I'll come home, for I shall tire
Of gaiety, and long to see
You waiting by an evening's fire
And hear your voice that's meant for me.

Your eyes will be my dancing stars,
Your voice, soft music, and when you
Shall smile, I'll find my worlds afar—
If you've not gone romancing, too!

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