Daily Archives: August 8, 2006

The Convergence of the Twain

In a solitude of the sea Deep from human vanity And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches her. Steel chambers, late the pyres Of her salamandrine fires, Cold currents third, and turn to rhythmic tidal lyres. Over … Continue reading

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The Teare Sent to her from Stanes

Glide, gentle streams, and beare Along with you my teare To that coy Girle; Who smiles, yet slayes Me with delayes; And strings my tears as Pearle. See! see, she’s yonder set, Making a Carkanet Of maiden-flowers! There, there present … Continue reading

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Song from the Ship

To sea! To sea! the calm is o’er; The wanton water leaps in sport, And rattles down the pebbly shore; The dolphin wheels, the sea-cows snort, And unseen Mermaids’ pearly song Comes bubbling up the weeds among. Fling broad the … Continue reading

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Amongst those who go to sea …

Amongst those who go to sea there are the navigators who discover two worlds, adding continents to the earth and stars to the heavens: they are the masters, the great, the eternally splendid. Then there are those who spit terror … Continue reading

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