Poems of the Sea

Poems of the Sea

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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.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of old and new classics celebrates poems of the sea with the work of Tennyson, Poe, Coleridge, Shakespeare, Homer, Plath, and many others.

& Taylor

A lovingly assembled collection of poetry celebrates poems of the sea with the work of Tennyson, Poe, Coleridge, Shakespeare, and many others. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001
ISBN: 9780375413292
Branch Call Number: 811 POEMS
Characteristics: 251 pages ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: McClatchy, J. D. 1945-
Notes: Includes index


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