Impressions of the sea, the joy and sorrow of love, the struggle of life and the demise of death . . . A collection of poems from over 40 years of life, love and the sea. Humperthong, the poem itself after which this collection is named, sums up the struggle of youth, growing up, and the riches of love. The author's years at sea are reflected in his poems of the sea and of discovery. Poems on Life and death and nature's blessings and hardships round out the observations of a wandering seaman.