Sunday Poem Series



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  1. Avatar bfwebster says:

    This was my late father’s favorite poem, the only one I ever recall him reciting from memory. He joined the Navy at age 17 and stayed in it until he was 46. Throughout much of his Naval career and during most of his post-retirement life, he went off-shore and deep-sea fishing on a regular basis. I grew up eating the albacore, yellow fin and big eye tuna that he brought home, and his old den at home is covered with photos of sail- and swordfish that he caught in various parts of the world. He’s been gone for 12 years now — his ashes scattered into the Pacific near one of his favorite fishing spots, the Coronado Islands off of Baja California — but your posting made me smile and think of him again. Thank you. ..bruce..Report

  2. Avatar North says:

    Yeah good poem. Only down side to living in the Midwest is the lack of the Atlantic.Report

  3. Avatar Mr. Prosser says:

    First read this poem in the 6th Grade, never did forget it.Report

  4. Avatar Alex Knapp says:

    Excellent choice. This is one of my all time favorites.Report