Grey Rocks, And Greyer Sea By Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Grey Rocks, And Greyer Sea By Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts Grey rocks, and greyer sea, And surf along the shore — And in my heart a name My lips shall speak no more. The high and lonely hills Endure the darkening year — And in my heart endure A memory and a tear. Across […]

The Streets In The Sea By Anonymous

The Streets In The Sea By Anonymous Have you seen the streets in the sea? The streets with no houses to bound them, And only the wavelets around them Yet running as straight as can be, White in the blue, Parallel too, Stretching afar Over the bar, Out to the islands and far away Beyond […]

“The Sea Is His” By Anonymous

“The Sea Is His” By Anonymous The sea is His; long leagues of shimmering flow, The wrinkled lanes wherein the vessels go, Coruscant islands gleaming softly fair, And all the moonlit sands that lovers know. Yes and the black doom shrieking in the air is also His; the rock’s horrific snare, The savage foaming monster […]

By The Sea By Emily Dickinson

By The Sea By Emily Dickinson I started early, took my dog, And visited the sea; The mermaids in the basement Came out to look at me, And frigates in the upper floor Extended hempen hands, Presuming me to be a mouse Aground, upon the sands. But no man moved me till the tide Went […]

Salt By Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Salt By Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts O breath of wind and sea, Bitter and clear, Now my faint soul springs free, Blown clean from fear! O hard sweet strife, O sting Of buffeting salt! Doubt and despair take wing, Failure, and fault. I dread not wrath or wrong,— Smile, and am free; Strong while […]

Seaweed By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Seaweed By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow When descends on the Atlantic The gigantic Storm-wind of the equinox, Landward in his wrath he scourges The toiling surges, Laden with seaweed from the rocks: From Bermuda’s reefs; from edges Of sunken ledges, In some far-off, bright Azore; From Bahama, and the dashing, Silver-flashing Surges of San Salvador; From […]

The Voice Of The Sea By Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The Voice Of The Sea By Thomas Bailey Aldrich In the hush of the autumn night I hear the voice of the sea, In the hush of the autumn night It seems to say to me— Mine are the winds above, Mine are the caves below, Mine are the dead of yesterday And the dead […]

La Mer By Oscar Wilde

La Mer By Oscar Wilde A white mist drifts across the shrouds, A wild moon in this wintry sky Gleams like an angry lion’s eye Out of a mane of tawny clouds. The muffled steersman at the wheel Is but a shadow in the gloom;— And in the throbbing engine-room Leap the long rods of […]

Night By E. G. A. Holmes

Night By E. G. A. Holmes Night comes and stars their wonted vigils keep In soft unfathomable depths of sky: In mystic veil of shadowy darkness lie The infinite expanses of the deep,— Save where the silvery paths of moonlight sleep, And rise and sink for ever dreamily With the majestic heaving of the sea. […]

A Sea-Change By Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

A Sea-Change By Jessie Belle Rittenhouse Once in a year of wonder I brought to you a dream, And all your waves gave back to me Only its gleam. But now I come again, O Sea, Under a changing sky, And all your waves lie gray and still As dreams that die. Copyright © by […]