The sea is never still.
It pounds on the shore
Restless as a young heart,
Hunting.

The sea speaks
And only the stormy hearts
Know what it says:
It is the face
of a rough mother speaking.

The sea is young.
One storm cleans all the hoar
And loosens the age of it.
I hear it laughing, reckless.

They love the sea,
Men who ride on it
And know they will die
Under the salt of it

Let only the young come,
Says the sea.

Let them kiss my face
And hear me.
I am the last word
And I tell
Where storms and stars come from.

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4 Comments

  1. shaian forbes says:

    what does it is the face of a rough mother speaking, in the poem means

  2. tafara pompey says:

    i recently wrote an english b exam and this poem came, i’ve never seen it before but i think i’ve answered it fairly well however im tryin to find the summary, the literal and figurative meaning of it.

  3. tafara pompey says:

    i recently wrote an english b exam and this poem came, i’ve never seen it before but i think i’ve answered it fairly well however im tryin to find the summary, the literal and figurative meaning of it.

  4. eboni smith says:

    i really do enjoy readng this poem

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