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Land, Ho!

I know ’tis but a loom of land,
Yet is it land, and so I will rejoice,
I know I cannot hear His voice
Upon the shore, nor see Him stand;
Yet is it land, ho! land.

The land! the land! the lovely land!
‘Far off,’ dost say? Far off-ah, blessиd home!
Farewell! farewell! thou salt sea-foam!
Ah, keel upon the silver sand –
Land, ho! land.

You cannot see the land, my land,
You cannot see, and yet the land is there –
My land, my land, through murky air –
I did not say ’twas close at hand –
But-land, ho! land.

Dost hear the bells of my sweet land,
Dost hear the kine, dost hear the merry birds?
No voice, ’tis true, no spoken words,
No tongue that thou may’st understand –
Yet is it land, ho! land.

It’s clad in purple mist, my land,
In regal robe it is apparellиd,
A crown is set upon its head,
And on its breast a golden band –
Land, ho! land.

Dost wonder that I long for land?
My land is not a land as others are –
Upon its crest there beams a star,
And lilies grow upon the strand –
Land, ho! land.

Give me the helm! there is the land!
Ha! lusty mariners, she takes the breeze!
And what my spirit sees it sees –
Leap, bark, as leaps the thunderbrand –
Land, ho! land.

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Poem Land, Ho! - Thomas Edward Brown