A Sea Dirge

There are certain things - as, a spider, a ghost,
The income-tax, gout, an umbrella for three -
That I hate, but the thing that I hate the most
Is a thing they call the Sea.

by Lewis Carroll Click to read full poem

Comments (8)

Very beautiful poem is this ...... I like the most
Brilliant, astonishing poem this is. It almost want to make me wish I wrote it myself! Very Captivating!!!
Lewis Carroll isn't one to languish on the shore extolling the beauties of the sea- -no, it is obvious that he has been at sea and did not like it one bit. This is what a real writer does- he expresses his thoughts and his emotions not those of his audience. If we had no difference of opinion, just think how ordinary and gray life would be
Some fantastic lines in your poem I liked it I try the rocks, and I think it cool That they laugh with such an excess of glee, As I heavily slip into every pool That skirts the cold cold Sea.
Lewis carol Amazing poetic skills here
What a clever poem! Love it :)
........the sea is special...it supports so much life, in the sea and out of the sea...so many people's diet is from the sea...enjoyed this write...
Ooh, I very much dislike this poem. I remember just reading of a reference to one of his poems. He must be a very good poet, nevertheless.