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It’s a Long Way

It’s a long way the sea-winds blow
    Over the sea-plains blue,—
But longer far has my heart to go
    Before its dreams come true.

It’s work we must, and love we must,
    And do the best we may,
And take the hope of dreams in trust
    To keep us day by day.

It’s a long way the sea-winds blow—
    But somewhere lies a shore—
Thus down the tide of Time shall flow
    My dreams forevermore.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on August 22, 2020, by the Academy of American Poets.

About this Poem


“It’s a Long Way” originally appeared in Lyrics of Life and Love (H. B. Turner & Co., 1904).

Author


William Stanley Braithwaite

William Stanley Braithwaite, born December 6, 1878, was a poet, literary critic, editor, and anthologist.

Date Published: 1904-02-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/its-long-way