The Norland Wind

THE NORLAND WIND

"The Norland Wind" at The Database of Ornament

                                    The south wind on the hill
                                       And the west wind on the sea —
                                    But better than these I love
                                       The north wind on the sea.

                                    For the north wind on the lea
                                       Is fearless and elate ;
                                    The ocean, vast and free,
                                       Is not more great.

                                    On the hill the south wind laughs
                                       Where the blue cloud-shadows flee ;
                                    The west wind takes the mead
                                       With a ripple of glee ;

                                    But the north wind on the deep
                                       Is the wind of winds for me ; —
                                    Spirit of dauntless life,
                                       And Lord of Liberty!

                                                                                                WILLIAM SHARP.

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MLA citation: Sharp, William. "The Norland Wind." The Evergreen 1 (1895): 109. The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University, 2016. Web. [Date of access]http://1890s.ca/HTML.aspx?s=EGV1_sharp_norland.html