A Love By The Sea

Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
Black as the cloud of some tremendous spell,
The susurration of the sighing sea
Sounds like the sobbing whisper of two souls
That tremble in a passion of farewell.

To the desires that trebled life in me,
(O melancholy of the wind that rolls!)
The dreams that seemed the future to foretell,
The hopes that mounted herward like the sea,
To all the sweet things sent on happy souls,
I cannot choose but bid a mute farewell.

And to the girl who was so much to me
(O lamentation of this wind that rolls!)
Since I may not the life of her compel,
Out of the night, beside the sounding sea,
Full of the love that might have blent our souls,
A sad, a last, a long, supreme farewell.

by William Ernest Henley

Comments (5)

Nice imagery and good write.From violet-banks the scent-clouds float away And spread around their fragrance, as of sleep: From ev'ry mossy nook the blossoms peep;
Soft, low and sweet songs of birds in the early morning when colour of sky is changing and floating flowers spreading fragrance everywhere the Earth wakes to life! What a beautiful morning to begin with one's day 's work! It is indeed a lovely poem to read!
A lovely rustic picture of captivating scenery, where a painter composes through art Mr Anderson conveys with words a memory that lives on. Enchanting
earth with a sigh awakes. yup. nice poem to think about all the importance of waking up and not just seeing the goodness of a day, but realizing the importance of bringing and giving soft low and sweet comfort to those who are in need.
earth with a sigh awakes. yup. nice poem to think about all the importance of waking up and not just seeing the goodness of a day, but realizing the importance of bringing and giving soft low and sweet comfort to those who are in need.