Unseen Poem Collection Poem 13

Directions : (Q. Nos. 1 – 6) Read the poem carefully and answer the following questions.

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea
and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the
white sail’s shaking,
And a gray mist on the sea’s face and a gray dawn
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the
running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds
And the flung spray all the blown spume and the
sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again to the vagrant
gypsy life.
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the
wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long
trick’s over.

1. What does the poet need to steer the ship?


2. ‘where the wind is like a whetted knife’


3. The phrase ‘a merry yarn’ in the poem is an example of


4. Invitation of the running tide can’t be denied because


5. The poet likes a windy day because


6. What does the poet want to listen to?


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