It is a beautiful sonnet about the great feeling of love. The author compares himself to the ship, that is drifting through the wide ocean. Without a star that is supposed to guide him, he is likely to astray from the right path of life. The whole life is compared to a difficult and complicated voyage, with many clouds and dark days. The men wants to have his own star, which will be able to direct him. The star that he needs is undoubtedly the woman. The difficulties of life are compared to a storm, that is not easy to overcome. For that reason, the author hopes that when he at last will come across all the problems, the star of his love will shine and love him again. Only then he will fell satisfied and fulfilled. However, while waiting for this day, he is wandering without a particular aim, his life seems to be pointless, full of sorrow and rather sad.
Spencer describes love as a feeling that is necessary to make your life meaningful. The poem is very romantic and moving, it enables us to think that people are worth loving, we get a feeling that love is so important for Spencer that we want to feel the same.