Robert Browning: Poems

Home-Thoughts, From The Sea

Nobly, nobly, Cape Saint Vincent to the Northwest died away;

Sunset ran, one glorious blood-red, reeking into Cadiz Bay;

Bluish 'mid the burning water, full in face Trafalgar deg. lay; deg.3

In the dimmest Northeast distance dawned Gibraltar deg. grand and gray; deg.4

"Here and here did England help me: how can I help England?"--say,

Whoso turns as I, this evening, turn to God and pray,

While Jove's planet rises yonder, silent over Africa.