From De Vigny
Come on the sea, beloved,
Fearless and free;
Leave friends and wealth behind;
Come, come with me.
My bark on the water shines
A fairy thing; --
See her pennon, mast, and keel!
She is but a little shell,
Yet there I am king.
The earth was made for the slave,
Oh maiden free!
But for man, the stern and brave,
The boundless sea.
The waves breathe in their flow
And tenderly they sing,
In their soft murmuring, --
|This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.|