The Seafarer feels lonely in the world.

 

“The sea took me, swept me back and forth in sorrow”

 

“My feet were cast In icy bands, bound with frost. With frozen chains, and hardship groaned Around my heart.”

 

“Showed me suffering in a hundred ships”

 

“The days are gone when the kingdoms of earth flourished in glory; now there are no rulers, no emperors…”

 

He feels lonely and as an exile. He thinks he doesn’t fit with anyone.

 

He hates the sea but he always comes back to it.

 

“Death leaps at the fools who forget their God”

 

“And how my heart would begin to beat, knowing once more the salt waves tossing and the towering sea! “

 

“Fate is stronger and God mightier than any man’s mind.”

 

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