Daily Archives: August 11, 2006

The City in the Sea

Lo! Death has reared himself a throne In a strange city lying alone Far down within the dim West, Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best Have gone to their eternal rest. There shrines and … Continue reading

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Staffa

‘I am Lycidas,’ said he, ‘Fam’d in funeral minstrely! This was architectur’d thus By the great Oceanus! – Here his mighty waters play Hollow organs all the day; Here by turns his dolphins all, Finny palmers great and small, Come … Continue reading

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Arethusa

Under the bowers Where the Ocean Powers Sit on their pearl├Ęd thrones; Through the coral woods Of the weltering floods, Over heaps of unvalued stones; Through the dim beams Which amid the streams Weave a network of coloured light. Percy … Continue reading

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Hero and Leander

Leander strived; the waves about him wound, And pulled him to the bottom, where the ground Was strewed with pearl, and in low coral groves Sweet singing mermaids sported with their loves On heaps of heavy gold, and took great … Continue reading

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