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The Sound of the Sea, By : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sound of the sea Nigel Borrington

The sound of the sea
Nigel Borrington

The Sound of the Sea

By : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The sea awoke at midnight from its sleep,
And round the pebbly beaches far and wide
I heard the first wave of the rising tide
Rush onward with uninterrupted sweep;

A voice out of the silence of the deep,
A sound mysteriously multiplied
As of a cataract from the mountainโ€™s side,
Or roar of winds upon a wooded steep.

So comes to us at times, from the unknown
And inaccessible solitudes of being,
The rushing of the sea-tides of the soul;

And inspirations, that we deem our own,
Are some divine foreshadowing and foreseeing
Of things beyond our reason or control.

7 responses

  1. Wonderful poem by Longfellow. Not unlike. Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach. And a lovely photograph of the Tramore headland as well.

    April 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    • Hi Frater ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ very pleased that you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm

  2. I thought that might be the Metal Man?

    April 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    • Hi Joan ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes , taken on Sunday afternoon with strong waves following Saturdays heavy rains !

      ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm

  3. Thank you once again

    April 6, 2016 at 9:10 am

    • Hi Elaine

      Thank you !, pleased you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 6, 2016 at 1:34 pm

  4. Love the shot of Tramore Nigel – spent a couple of great holidays there.

    April 6, 2016 at 7:47 pm

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