Quote by Sarojini Naidu, The Coromandel F

Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light,The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all night.Come, let us gather our nets from the shore and set our catamarans free,To capture the leaping wealth of the tide, for we are the kings of the sea!No longer delay, let us hasten away in the track of the sea gull's call,The sea is our mother, the cloud is our brother, the waves are our comrades all.What though we toss at the fall of the sun where the hand of the sea-god drives?He who holds the storm by the hair, will hide in his breast our lives.Sweet is the shade of the cocoanut glade, and the scent of the mango grove,And sweet are the sands at the full o' the moon with the sound of the voices we love;But sweeter, O brothers, the kiss of the spray and the dance of the wild foam's glee;Row, brothers, row to the edge of the verge, where the low sky mates with the sea.

Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning


This quote celebrates the freedom and exhilaration of being at sea. It encourages the reader to rise up and embrace the morning light, and enjoy the tranquility of dawn. It urges fishermen to set sail and take advantage of the abundant resources the ocean offers, declaring their dominance as kings of the sea. The quote emphasizes the deep connection between the sea and those who work on it, viewing the sea and the clouds as family while being companions with the waves. Despite the challenges and dangers that come with being at sea, the quote asserts that the sea will protect and shelter those who venture out, and the joy experienced on the water surpasses any other earthly pleasures.

By Sarojini Naidu, The Coromandel F
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