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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
 
A Son of the Sea
By Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
 
I WAS born for deep-sea faring;
  I was bred to put to sea;
Stories of my father’s daring
  Filled me at my mother’s knee.
 
I was sired among the surges;        5
  I was cubbed beside the foam;
All my heart is in its verges,
  And the sea wind is my home.
 
All my boyhood, from far vernal
  Bourns of being, came to me        10
Dream-like, plangent, and eternal
  Memories of the plunging sea.
 
 
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