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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Hi Chris, never hear this one.  thanks for sharing.

Oct 10, 2011 02:27 AM #1
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Nice -- interesting tidbit.  Did you know the Miliatary Academies - AKA West Point, United States Air Force Adacemy, Citadel, students have TODAY off as a holiday.  The interesting fact is that they do not have VETERAN's Day off.  Strange, yes?

 

Oct 10, 2011 03:22 AM #2
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o yes that very familiar poem about Mr. Columbus :) thanks for sharing Chris, have a great day!

Oct 10, 2011 05:13 AM #3
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Hi Chris - Have a fantastic Columbus Day.  We are celebrating Thanskgiving Day in Canada.

Oct 10, 2011 06:37 AM #4
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Ronald - We had to learn it in school!

Oct 10, 2011 11:32 AM #5
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Sysan - Now that is interesting!!!  huh...

Oct 10, 2011 11:32 AM #6
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Thanks Carole - You too!

Oct 10, 2011 11:32 AM #7
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Marc - Oh yeah!!!  I forgot abou that! :)

Oct 10, 2011 11:33 AM #8
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HI Chris~

In fourth grade, this poem got me a good grade in history!

Happy Columbus Day from Seattle,

Oct 10, 2011 01:29 PM #9
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Hey Chris, the only words of this poem that I recognized were the first 2 phrases.

Oct 10, 2011 11:29 PM #10
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HA!  Fun Judi!

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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.

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I echo Dawn's comment at #10. So thanks for giving us the rest of the verses! :)))

Oct 11, 2011 12:25 PM #13
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Chris,

I must have learned this too!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

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