The Sound of the Sea, By : Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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 mountain’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.
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 🙂
Thank you 🙂 very pleased that you enjoyed 🙂
April 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm
I thought that might be the Metal Man?
April 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm
Hi Joan 🙂
Yes , taken on Sunday afternoon with strong waves following Saturdays heavy rains !
April 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm
Thank you once again
April 6, 2016 at 9:10 am
Thank you !, pleased you enjoyed 🙂 🙂
April 6, 2016 at 1:34 pm
Love the shot of Tramore Nigel – spent a couple of great holidays there.
April 6, 2016 at 7:47 pm