The Sea-Gull by Mary Howitt

Oh, the white seagull, the wild seagull,
A joyful bird is he,
As he lies like a cradled thing at rest
In the arms of a sunny sea!

The little waves rock to and fro,
And the white gull lies asleep,
As the fisher’s bark, with breeze and tide,
Goes merrily over the deep.

The ship, with her fair sails set, goes by,
And her people stand to note
How the seagull sits on the rocking waves,
As if in an anchored boat.

The sea is fresh, the sea is fair,
And the sky calm overhead,
And the seagull lies on the deep, deep sea,
Like a king in his royal bed!