In 1492 Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue, by Jean Marzollo

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Columbus DayColumbus Day...  We all learned this poem growing up.  I forgot most of the words, but for Columbus Day I thought I would post the words to the poem.  

By Jean Marzollo

In 1492

In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

He had three ships and left from Spain;
He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain.

He sailed by night; he sailed by day;
He used the stars to find his way.

A compass also helped him know
How to find the way to go.

Ninety sailors were on board;
Some men worked while others snored.

Then the workers went to sleep;
And others watched the ocean deep.

Day after day they looked for land;
They dreamed of trees and rocks and sand.

October 12 their dream came true,
You never saw a happier crew!

"Indians!  Indians!"  Columbus cried;
His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not;
It was the Bahamas, and it was hot.

The Arakawa natives were very nice;
They gave the sailors food and spice.

Columbus sailed on to find some gold
To bring back home, as he'd been told.

He made the trip again and again,
Trading gold to bring to Spain.

The first American?  No, not quite.
But Columbus was brave, and he was bright.


-Chris Alston

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HA!  Fun Judi!

October 10, 2011 11:29 PM
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Chris never saw this poem before.  What I know of Columbus was that the nice Arawak Indians (Jamaica) were partly extincted in Jamaica because of his stop there.  The Arawaks also had to deal with another warlike Indian Tribe called Caribs who were Cannibals.

Columbus adventure means different things to different people and is fascinating.

October 11, 2011 09:09 AM
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I echo Dawn's comment at #10. So thanks for giving us the rest of the verses! :)))

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Chris,

I must have learned this too!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

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