Alaskan Balladry III

Eugene Field

I am like the wretched seal
Wounded by a barbed device--
Helpless fellow! how I bellow,
Floundering on the jagged ice!

Sitka's beauty is the steel
That hath wrought this piteous woe:
Yet would I rather die
Than recover from the blow!

Still I'd rather live than die,
Grievous though my torment be;
Smite away, but, I pray,
Smite no victim else than me!

Main Location:

Sitka, Alaska, USA

Other locations:

Sitka, Alaska